Dieter Schwarz Foundation and Oxford announce major research collaboration on artificial intelligence, government

Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and Professor Reinhold Geilsdoerfer, Managing Director of the Dieter Schwarz Foundation, have signed an agreement which will fund new posts and facilitate further ground-breaking research at the Oxford Internet Institute.

Support from the charitable foundation of German entrepreneur Dieter Schwarz will enable researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) to undertake an ambitious programme of research dedicated to investigating the impact of AI and other game-changing technologies.

The gift will fund:

  • The hosting of a node of a global artificial intelligence hub based in Oxford at the new Schwarzman Centre for Humanities, opening in 2024/25.
  • A research programme on Artificial Intelligence, Government, and Policy led by the Schwarz Associate Professor in AI, Government & Policy;
  • A research programme on AI & Work, led by the Schwarz Associate Professor in AI & Work; and
  • The delivery of a programme of global research and activity in collaboration with Technical University of Munich Heilbronn.

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