The proposed unit will integrate research in artificial intelligence in UCL, which takes place across multiple departments. The UCL centre for artificial intelligence in the Computer Science Department is one of the world's leading AI research organizations. It comprises the Machine Reading Group, whose goal is to build machines that can read and "understand" unstructured textual information; the Computer Vision Group, which aims to extract useful information from images and movies; and the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning Group, which aims to make methodological progress in foundational AI using techniques from statistics, mathematics and computer science. The core aim of the AI Centre is to create new AI technologies and advise on the use of AI in science, industry and society, as AI becomes more prevalent across all aspects of modern life. The AI Centre takes inspiration from the vast array of applications across UCL and acts as the engine of methodological progress. It has close research and training links to other local AI communities, including the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and the Alan Turing Institute.