Dr Oiwi Parker Jones is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab (A2I), and a Hugh Price Research Fellow at Jesus College. Prior to joining the Oxford Robotics Institute, Oiwi was a DPhil in NLP (Oxford) and a Postdoc in Imaging Neuroscience (UCL and Oxford).
Oiwi maintains an honorary affiliation with the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.
Oiwi's research is focused on data-efficient Deep Learning (DL) and on embodied Artificial Intelligence (AI). One goal of embodied AI is to draw inspiration from what we know about natural intelligence, in biology, to explore new methods in machine learning, particularly for use in agents that interact with the world.
In addition, the desire for data-efficient DL is common to many applications in Information Engineering, Speech and Language Processing, and Clinical Neuroscience. Oiwi’s long-term vision is to develop Neural Speech Prosthetics for paralysed patients.