The ELLIS Unit Oxford will serve as a focal point, bringing together the disparate departments and institutes under one roof. While initially ELLIS@Oxford will be a virtual unit with bases across the 3 core departments, our intention is for it to crystallise into a research institute conducting world leading AI/ML research, educating the next generation of scientists and technologists, incubating startups and high impact applications, and guiding thinking on the societal impacts on new AI/ML technologies. Establishing an ELLIS Unit is a crucial first step towards this goal. It allows a single point of contact with industries and government bodies to raise funds and investments. It creates a critical mass for the development of university structures enabling impact, including incubators and teaching and admin buyouts. And it enables dissemination of AI/ML technical knowhow across the university, which will be important for the AI/ML revolution to take hold across Oxford.

Unit Directors