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KMi congratulates Dr. Joseph Kwarteng for successfully defending his doctoral thesis

On 19th March 2024, Dr. Joseph Kwarteng successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “Understanding Misogynoir: Challenges in Identifying Intersectional Hate”.  His PhD focuses on the phenomenon of “Misogynoir,” an intersectional hate speech, highlighting the combined racial and gender-based prejudices specifically targeting Black women and girls. It explores the challenges in identifying and understanding Misogynoir within digital…

Novel AI methodologies for evaluating equity, balance, and inclusivity within media content

KMi’s grant from the Open Societal Challenge (OSC) aims to enhance our capacity to model the ebb and flow of perspectives within news narratives. Despite the prevalence of social media, traditional news outlets remain essential for informing the public and ideally presenting a balanced array of viewpoints pertinent to democratic discourse. This diversity of perspectives,…

Happy International Women’s Day 2024!

KMi’s excellence in research and innovation would not be possible without the extraordinary women working and studying here. We invited the women of KMi to be featured in this update of our annual commemorative poster. The theme of International Women’s Day this year is “Inspire Inclusion”. Inclusivity is a guiding principle in everything we do,…

KMi is the organiser of three events for AI UK Fringe 2024

During a sequence of events from March 4th to March 29th, 2024, AI UK Fringe assembles influential figures from academia within the UK’s AI landscape to showcase, present, and share advancements in their pioneering endeavors. Participants in our AI UK Fringe events will have the opportunity to connect with fellow professionals in their local community,…

AI UK Fringe 2024: Navigating the Future – AI’s Impact on Education

The AI UK 2024 Fringe event aims to explore the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence in education (AIEd), drawing inspiration from Bloom’s 1984 paper on personalized teaching. The event focuses on using AI to overcome socioeconomic barriers and provide personalized education on a large scale, aligning with the ethos of equality. The in-person workshop, scheduled…

The GATEKEEPER project concludes with outstanding success after a four-year duration

The GATEKEEPER is one of four EU flagship projects tasked to develop the European Health Data Space, taking on the challenge of developing AI for prevention and chronic conditions. On the 23rd of February, GATEKEEPER had its successful end-of-project review for the exceptional quality of our work and the project’s achievements. The feedback from the…

AI for the Research Ecosystem: a KMi workshop at the AI UK Fringe 2024

The “AI for the Research Ecosystem” (AI4RE) workshop highlights the rapid evolution of AI and its significant impact on the entire research process. Technologies like deep learning and large language models are poised to transform various stages of research, including study design, literature reviews, code design, data collection and analysis, dissemination, peer review, and research…

KMi’s Prof Advaith Siddharthan on: How society ought to engage with nature, science and technology

In his inaugural lecture on February 13, 2024, Prof. Advaith Siddharthan, addressed the consequences of contemporary culture’s detachment from nature. He proposed the use of citizen science methodologies as a means to address this issue. Prof Siddharthan also advocated for incorporating outdoor field studies into science education to actively involve students in practical scientific experiences. Additionally,…

OU’s Early Alert Indicators Dashboard (EAID) earns High Commendation at HESPA awards

The OU has been highly commended at the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) Awards for its innovative use of data to enhance student success. The institution’s pioneering project, the Early Alert Indicators Dashboard (EAID), popularly known as OU Analyse (OUA), was recognised for its transformative impact on student outcomes in remote learning environments. With over…

The Open University among the four winners of the Prestigious AI Fairness Innovation Challenge

The Open University proudly announces its success in the highly competitive AI Fairness Innovation Challenge delivered by the UK’s Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Innovate UK. Out of 75 submissions nationwide, only four were selected for funding, with The Open University emerging as one of the coveted winners. This achievement underscores our…


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