Welcome to the Stanford AI Lab! The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL) has been a center of excellence for Artificial Intelligence research, teaching, theory, and practice since its founding in 1962. For more information, please download the pdf of our brochure.

Recent News

IJCAI-18 Computers and Thought Award

Congratulations to faculty member Stefano Ermon, who was awarded the 2018 IJCAI Computers and Thought Award.

Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) Seed Grants – Call for Proposals

The Stanford HAI Initiative will award up to 25 seed grants of up to $75,000 each. The call for proposals aims to support innovative and interdisciplinary seed research in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Proposals should be for support of new, ambitious, and speculative ideas with the objective of getting initial results, and should be distinct from existing sponsored research. We encourage proposals that involve collaborations of faculty and students across different fields, with a preference for supporting AI-related research bridging two or more Departments and/or Schools and for the advancement of a human-centered focus. The deadline to apply is November 30th, 2018. For more information about the HAI Initiative, please visit the HAI Website, and for more information and to apply for the seed grants, please visit the seed funding website.

Best Paper Awards

SAIL won a number of best paper awards this year:

SAIL announces new research initiative funded by JD.com

SAIL is delighted to announce that JD.com, China’s largest retailer has agreed to establish the SAIL JD AI Research Initiative, a sponsored research program at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab. The collaboration will fund research into a range of areas including natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and forecasting.

New Faculty 

We are pleased to have two new faculty joining us, Tengyu Ma, who will greatly increase our strength in machine learning algorithms, and Chelsea Finn, who will join next year with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering.

SAIL Affiliates Program Welcomes Newest Member: Google and DiDi 

The SAIL Affiliates Program is pleased to welcome Google, the largest internet-related technology company providing advertising, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware technologies and, DiDi, a major ride-sharing company that provides transportation services for close to 400 million users across over 400 cities in China. Google and DiDi joins existing members: Panasonic, UST Global, Tencent, Samsung, and Oppo.

Faculty & Research Scientists


Affiliated Faculty

Former & Emeritus Faculty