Artificial intelligence

Linköping University’s AI initiative

AI, artificial intelligence, is about AI techniques as well as applications of these techniques. It is also about views on AI, how it benefits society, ethical guidelines and so on. LiU’s AI initiative involves a wide range of work, from education and research to contact with industry and society. It concerns questions such as how LiU’s AI work is related to various research initiatives, WASP, AI Competence for Sweden, AI Sweden’s Linköping node, the Linköping Science Park and other public authorities in the area.

AI at LiU



CollaborativeResearch Seminar Series: A short introduction to AI research and language modeling 

Presenter: Arne Jönsson, professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science. In this presentation, I will first give a historical perspective of AI research and its implications for current research. I will briefly introduce the two major techniques for building AI systems, the symbolic and the sub symbolic approaches. Finally, I will say something about my own research on automatic text adaptation for increased digital inclusion and present recent research on language technology, leading among other things, to the large language models that recently were released, such as GPTchat.

Start 15 February 2023, 10.15 am
End 15 February 2023, 12.00 pm
Location Online
Contacts Andrea Fried
+46 13 28 15 45
Magnus Klofsten
+46 13 28 17 85

AI research in different areas and projects

Over 100 courses in AI

Image showing surgeons using AI to see disease status.
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Large selection of courses in AI

There are over 100 university courses related to AI. These courses can be taken on programmes such as:

  • Master’s Programme in Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Bachelor’s Programme in Cognitive Science
  • Master’s Programme in Cognitive Science

Many other Master’s degree programs contain elements of AI. You can choose to participate in AI courses on all our Master’s degree programmes. There are also freestanding courses for all interested.

AI courses

AI courses in programmes

Advanced Data Mining
Advanced Machine Learning
AI Robotics
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence for Interactive Media
Automated Planning
Autonomous Vehicles - Planning, Control, and Learning Systems
Bayesian Learning
Big Data Analytics
Big Data Analytics
Big Data: Social Processes and Ethical Issues
Cognitive Science Introductory Course
Cognitive Technology and Artificial Intelligence
Complex networks and big data
Computational Statistics
Computer Vision
Data mining
Data Mining - Clustering and Association Analysis
Data Analytics for Smart Cities
Decision Theory
Deep Learning
eHealth: Aims and Applications
eHealth: Digital Applications on Promoting Health and Preventing Disease
Engineering and Cognitive Psychology
Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Autonomous Systems
Image Processing and Analysis
Information Technology Law
Intelligent Virtual Agents and Social Robots
Internet of Things
Language Technology
Language Technology
Logic Programming
Machine Learning
Machine Learning
Machine Learning for Computer Vision
Machine Learning for Social Media
Martix Methods for AI
Modelling and Learning for Dynamical Systems
Multiple Regression and Time Series Analysis
Multiple Regression and Time Series Analysis
Neural Networks and Learning System
Neural Networks and Learning Systems
Organisational Development and Digitalization
Planning for a Sustainable Information Society
Probability Theory and Bayesian Networks
Quantitative Models and Analysis in Operations Management
Scientific Visualization
Smart Cities
Sports Analytics
Statistical Modelling with Regression Methods
Text Mining
The Digitization of Society

Collaboration in AI

Research collaboration and collaboration with the Östergötland region

In this video, Linköping University (LiU) researchers demonstrate how autonomous drones can work together and with humans to help people in emergency situations in inaccessible parts of the Alps. The demonstration project is included in a larger context in the huge research initiative WASP – the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program – where LiU is the host university. It is a national research initiative with a total budget of 6,2 billion SEK, where of 4,9 billion SEK is donated by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The rest is co-funding from partner universities and Swedish industry. It will continue at least until 2031 with focus on excellent research in AI and autonomous systems and software.

LiU is also home to AIDA – the Analytic Imaging Diagnostic Arena – a Swedish arena for research and innovation in artificial intelligence used in medical image analysis. AIDA is a forum in which the academic world, the healthcare system and industry meet to translate technical advances in AI into patient benefit.

As well as those mentioned above, there are even more networks, centres and groups related to AI at Linköping University.

AI sustainability center

AI Sweden

AI Competence for Sweden

Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society

Below you can read about a research collaboration that the University has with the Air Navigation Services of Sweden: LFV. In the field of air traffic control, a system is created for detecting and resolving conflicts based on artificial intelligence and machine learning methods.

Contact for collaboration and innovation

Do you have ideas for collaboration projects where you want to work with AI researchers from LiU? Do you want the opportunity to engage students or establish research projects together with LiU researchers? Describe what you need help with, and we will guide you to the right place.

LiU staff can also receive support in findin collaborators and exploring opportunities for application of their research by contacting us.

About AI at Linköping University

AI at LiU

Development has been rapid since LiU appointed Sweden’s first professor in computer science, Erik Sandewall, in 1975. He presented his doctoral thesis in 1969 in the new subject “artificial intelligence”. At the time, research was focussed on expert systems and knowledge transfer. The focus today has shifted to machine learning, deep learning and systems that include reasoning and decision-making processes – AI-enabled systems.

At LiU, world-leading research is conducted in several important fields of AI. Computer Vision – deep learning in which computers, with the aid of advanced image processing and AI, can draw their own conclusions – is one strong field, while another is knowledge systems and advanced decision support, which requires logical reasoning. A third field is research into the role of humans in the systems, together with how we can maintain the knowledge required to take over if the systems fail.


Do you want to get in touch with AI researchers in a specific area?

Recorded AI lectures

AI in Society
- Hannah Pelikan och Ericka Johnson


Can machines be intelligent? How does artificial intelligence (AI) shape our society and everyday life? How can the humanities and social sciences contribute to the discourse on artificial intelligence? Ericka Johnson, professor in Gender and Society, and Hannah Pelikan, Phd student in Language and Culture discuss questions raised in the seminar series AI in Society.


See more recorded AI lectures

Graphic with the text LiU SAI Scene for AI

at LiU SAI - Scene for AI 

or choose the Swedish version of this page to see recorded lectures in Swedish.