Welcome to the Stanford AI Lab!
The Stanford AI Lab (SAIL) is the intellectual home for researchers in
the Stanford Computer Science Department whose primary research focus
is Artificial Intelligence. The lab is located in the Gates Computer
Science Building and the new Clark Center, where 100+ people share the
space with 30+ robots.
Our mission is to change the way we understand the world. In the past
decade, an abundance of data has become available, such as online data
on the Web, scientific data such as the transcript of the human
genome, sensor data acquired by robots or by the buildings we
inhabit. The list is endless. Turning data into information pertaining
to problems that people care about, is the central mission of our
research. In short, we seek to develop the next generations of
theory, algorithms, and systems, that help us attach meaning to bits
Members of the Stanford AI Lab have contributed to fields as diverse
as bio-informatics, cognition, computational geometry, computer
vision, decision theory, distributed systems, game theory, image
processing, information retrieval, knowledge systems, logic, machine
learning, multi-agent systems, natural language, neural networks,
planning, probabilistic inference, sensor networks, and robotics. We
invite you to browse our Web site to find out more about our research.
Share our excitement about AI, and the many ways in which computers
are changing almost every aspect of our lives.