PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Business Applications

Welcome to this taught PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Business. AI is arguably the most disruptive technology or our time, indeed some argue that it is the most disruptive technology in the history of humankind. As we move into the ‘Age of Intelligence’, it is likely that massive disruption will occur through the use of this technology. This will have profound effects on the establishment of new business opportunities allowing multiple points of intervention in all sectors of the economy and change life as we know it today.
The ability to see, capitalize but also critique the opportunities where AI can be decisive in the development of new markets is arguably now a pivotal requirement in the evolution of this technology.
Professor Paul Morrissey is a globally renowned figure in the world of Telecommunications and Media. He advisors many International Groups on Operational Strategy, Technology, AI and Data Analytics. He is an Industry veteran who has grown sold and acquired Telecommunications and Media assets throughout his career.
Paul is Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) the British Computing Society (FBCS) and The Royal Society (FRSA) as well as a visiting Professor at the University of Bolton where he guides students and staff alike through Innovation and Entrepreneurship journeys. The Professor is also the Global Ambassador for AI, Big Data Analytics and Customer Experience at TM Forum the Global Standards body for Telecommunications and sits as an active advisory board member at the industry agnostic AI Forum.
The research programme will seek to develop knowledge of opportunities for AI where businesses might be developed through which society might gain. It will also support critique of the limits of AI, its potential negative effects and governance issues. Within this is the technological span from advanced networks and data, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Artificial General Intelligence.
Topics of potential interest include the following:
• Artificial Intelligence and Decision-Making
• Artificial Intelligence and Entrepreneurial Opportunities
• Issues of Data Provenance and Security
• Ethical Issues and Artificial Intelligence.
• Societal and Economic Scenarios for Artificial Intelligence
All applicants to Hume must satisfy one of the following conditions in order to be considered for an interview with a Programme Director or Tutor:
1. A good Masters degree from a recognised university, OR
2. Ten or more years experience in a related area of work, plus an undergraduate degree of high standing.
In addition, in all cases where a student has not previously completed a degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) taught in English, it will be necessary to provide one of the following:
• IELTS – Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
• TOEFL – Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
• Pearson – 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills
Duration for the full-time programme is normally 3 -4 four years with a fee of £12,000 per year;
Duration for the part-time programme is normally 5 -6 years for a fee of £6,000 per year.