Welcome to the website for the Programming Languages for Artificial Intelligence Group at UBC!
The Programming Languages for Artificial Intelligence (PLAI) group at UBC was founded by Professor Frank Wood in 2018 after his move from Oxford to UBC.
Our aim is to go beyond Deep Learning techniques using applied probabilistic machine learning for real-world applications. In collaboration with partners from across industry and academia, we are developing production-quality, open-source software with applications in computational neuroscience, computer vision, robotics and AI. The tools we develop are applied to problems ranging from neuroscience to particle physics to engineering manufacturing, while also pushing the limits of our fundamental knowledge in computer science and machine learning.
Our Group is involved in several collaborations including the DARPA Data Driven Discovery Models (D3M) , DARPA Learning with Limited Labels (LwLL), and the UBC DSI-CRN Data-centric Manufacturing programs. We are also an Intel Parallel Computing Centre. This website highlights some of the projects we have been involved with. To learn more about our recent mentions in the news, make sure to check our In the News page.
- PLAI Group Awarded Contribution Agreement from IDEAS to Continue Work on Inference in COVID-19 Models
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity – Machine Learning for Data-centric Manufacturing
- PLAI Group awarded CIFAR’s AI and COVID-19 Catalyst Grant
- PLAI Group Website Launched!
- Panel Discussion on the Future of AI