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Citizen Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI)

The Citizen Science and Artificial Intelligence group sets itself an ambitious programme of fostering Science Learning (formal and informal) through innovative Artificial Intelligence developed for Citizen Science. CS&AI brings AI research on Image Recognition, Data Analytics and Natural Language Generation and a decade’s experience of Citizen Science practice to bear on research problems, primarily focused on challenging topical issues such as biodiversity monitoring and actionable citizen science, in collaboration with the OU’s School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. It is funded through grants from EPSRC, H2020, NERC and National Geographic and maintains citizen science platforms such as iSpot Nature, X-Polli:Nation and Planting for Pollinators.