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Research Centers and Partners

Stanford AI4All students participating in a robotics demo in Professor Oussama Khatib's lab 

AI 100

The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence, or AI100, is a 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence will ripple through every aspect of how people work, live and play.

AI Index

The AI Index is an effort to track, collate, distill and visualize data relating to artificial intelligence.  It aspires to be a comprehensive resource of data and analysis for policymakers, researchers, executives, journalists and the general public to develop intuitions about the complex field of AI.


AI4ALL is a nonprofit working to increase diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence. It creates pipelines for underrepresented talent through education and mentorship programs in the U.S. and Canada that give high school students early exposure to AI for social good. AI4ALL’s vision is for AI to be developed by a broad group of thinkers and doers advancing AI for humanity’s benefit.  AI4ALL and HAI co-sponsor a summer internship program for AI4ALL alumni, in cooperation with CSLI.

Center for AI in Medical Imaging

AIMI was established in 2018 with the primary mission to solve clinically important problems in medicine using AI.

Drawing on Stanford’s interdisciplinary expertise in clinical medical imaging, bioinformatics, statistics, electrical engineering, and computer science, AIMI supports the development, evaluation and dissemination of new AI methods applied across the medical imaging life cycle.

Center on AI Safety

The mission of the Stanford Center for AI Safety is to develop rigorous techniques for building safe and trustworthy AI systems and establishing confidence in their behavior and robustness, thereby facilitating their successful adoption in society.

Center for Ethics in Society

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is committed to bringing ethical reflection to bear on important social problems through research, teaching, and community engagement. Drawing on the established strengths of Stanford's interdisciplinary faculty, the Center develops initiatives with ethical dimensions that relate to pressing public problems.

Center for International Security and Cooperation

The Center for International Security and Cooperation tackles the most critical security issues in the world today. Founded in 1983, CISAC has built on its research strengths to better understand an increasingly complex international environment. It is part of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Center for the Study of Language and Information

The Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) serves Stanford faculty and students who are engaged in research involving computational, logical, and stochastic modeling of cognitive functions and processes.

Data Analytics for What's Next (DAWN)

Despite incredible recent advances in machine learning, building machine learning applications remains prohibitively time-consuming and expensive for all but the best-trained, best-funded engineering organizations.  DAWN is a five-year research project to democratize AI by making it dramatically easier to build AI-powered applications.

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships

The JSK Journalism Fellowships supports diverse journalists from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to journalism’s biggest problems. It focuses on accelerating change in the journalism industry to improve the access to information people need to create and sustain democratic communities.

Open Virtual Assistant Lab (OVAL)

OVAL is creating an ecosystem founded on open virtual assistant technology that (1) democratizes AI for linguistic user interfaces, (2) creates an open and non-proprietary web, and (3) promotes sharing with individual data ownership.


Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab

Stanford’s RegLab partners with government agencies to design and evaluate programs, policies, and technologies that modernize governance.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is a research organization committed to scholarship that helps address the real-world challenges facing governments and businesses in the United States and around the world. SIEPR’s goal is to raise living standards and improve the quality of life by making economic policy more effective at all levels.