The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence has welcomed its second cohort to King’s and Imperial. The students have an exciting year of training and events coming up.
In October 2020 at its induction event, the CDT welcomed 11 new students across King’s and Imperial who share the vision of making AI safe and trusted. Their PhD programme was launched with an online information session about the Centre and the year ahead, and brought together the first and second cohorts, along with the CDT Office and Director Team in an online social ‘Who Dares Wins’ run by Team Tactics.
The new cohort is kicking off the first semester with training in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, a 5-part series on the Model-based Techniques in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence, and an introduction to the Group Project which will continue into 2021. Semester 2 sees the new cohort take part in a Journal Club and be introduced to Responsible Research and Innovation Training with Dr Christine Aicardi. These activities, along with engagement with relevant research groups, the Centre’s seminar and masterclass series, as well as larger activities such as the Annual Retreat and Summer School, make for an exciting year ahead!
Starting a PhD can be daunting and, since this coming year will be like no other, all involved in running the CDT will be working closely with the students, as directors, as supervisors, as mentors, and as peers and colleagues, to help ensure that the challenges are positive ones that bring new opportunities.