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Artifical Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Research topics and ideas about AI and machine learning

If you’re just starting out exploring AI-related research topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll help kickstart your research topic ideation process by providing a hearty list of research topics and ideas, including examples from past studies.

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We know it’s exciting to run through a list of research topics, but please keep in mind that this list is just a starting point. To develop a suitable research topic, you’ll need to identify a clear and convincing research gap, and a viable plan to fill that gap.

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AI-Related Research Topics & Ideas

Below you’ll find a list of AI and machine learning-related research topics ideas. These are intentionally broad and generic, so keep in mind that you will need to refine them a little. Nevertheless, they should inspire some ideas for your project.

  1. Developing AI algorithms for early detection of chronic diseases using patient data.
  2. The use of deep learning in enhancing the accuracy of weather prediction models.
  3. Machine learning techniques for real-time language translation in social media platforms.
  4. AI-driven approaches to improve cybersecurity in financial transactions.
  5. The role of AI in optimizing supply chain logistics for e-commerce.
  6. Investigating the impact of machine learning in personalized education systems.
  7. The use of AI in predictive maintenance for industrial machinery.
  8. Developing ethical frameworks for AI decision-making in healthcare.
  9. The application of ML algorithms in autonomous vehicle navigation systems.
  10. AI in agricultural technology: Optimizing crop yield predictions.
  11. Machine learning techniques for enhancing image recognition in security systems.
  12. AI-powered chatbots: Improving customer service efficiency in retail.
  13. The impact of AI on enhancing energy efficiency in smart buildings.
  14. Deep learning in drug discovery and pharmaceutical research.
  15. The use of AI in detecting and combating online misinformation.
  16. Machine learning models for real-time traffic prediction and management.
  17. AI applications in facial recognition: Privacy and ethical considerations.
  18. The effectiveness of ML in financial market prediction and analysis.
  19. Developing AI tools for real-time monitoring of environmental pollution.
  20. Machine learning for automated content moderation on social platforms.
  21. The role of AI in enhancing the accuracy of medical diagnostics.
  22. AI in space exploration: Automated data analysis and interpretation.
  23. Machine learning techniques in identifying genetic markers for diseases.
  24. AI-driven personal finance management tools.
  25. The use of AI in developing adaptive learning technologies for disabled students.
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AI & ML Research Topic Ideas (Continued)

  1. Machine learning in cybersecurity threat detection and response.
  2. AI applications in virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.
  3. Developing ethical AI systems for recruitment and hiring processes.
  4. Machine learning for sentiment analysis in customer feedback.
  5. AI in sports analytics for performance enhancement and injury prevention.
  6. The role of AI in improving urban planning and smart city initiatives.
  7. Machine learning models for predicting consumer behaviour trends.
  8. AI and ML in artistic creation: Music, visual arts, and literature.
  9. The use of AI in automated drone navigation for delivery services.
  10. Developing AI algorithms for effective waste management and recycling.
  11. Machine learning in seismology for earthquake prediction.
  12. AI-powered tools for enhancing online privacy and data protection.
  13. The application of ML in enhancing speech recognition technologies.
  14. Investigating the role of AI in mental health assessment and therapy.
  15. Machine learning for optimization of renewable energy systems.
  16. AI in fashion: Predicting trends and personalizing customer experiences.
  17. The impact of AI on legal research and case analysis.
  18. Developing AI systems for real-time language interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  19. Machine learning in genomic data analysis for personalized medicine.
  20. AI-driven algorithms for credit scoring in microfinance.
  21. The use of AI in enhancing public safety and emergency response systems.
  22. Machine learning for improving water quality monitoring and management.
  23. AI applications in wildlife conservation and habitat monitoring.
  24. The role of AI in streamlining manufacturing processes.
  25. Investigating the use of AI in enhancing the accessibility of digital content for visually impaired users.
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Recent AI & ML-Related Studies

While the ideas we’ve presented above are a decent starting point for finding a research topic in AI, they are fairly generic and non-specific. So, it helps to look at actual studies in the AI and machine learning space to see how this all comes together in practice.

Below, we’ve included a selection of AI-related studies to help refine your thinking. These are actual studies, so they can provide some useful insight as to what a research topic looks like in practice.

  • An overview of artificial intelligence in diabetic retinopathy and other ocular diseases (Sheng et al., 2022)
  • Editorial: Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Drug Repurposing: Methods and Applications (Zheng et al., 2022)
  • Review of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies: Classification, Restrictions, Opportunities, and Challenges (Mukhamediev et al., 2022)
  • Will digitization, big data, and artificial intelligence – and deep learning–based algorithm govern the practice of medicine? (Goh, 2022)
  • Flower Classifier Web App Using Ml & Flask Web Framework (Singh et al., 2022)
  • Object-based Classification of Natural Scenes Using Machine Learning Methods (Jasim & Younis, 2023)
  • Automated Training Data Construction using Measurements for High-Level Learning-Based FPGA Power Modeling (Richa et al., 2022)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) Assisted Biomedical Systems for Intelligent Healthcare (Manickam et al., 2022)
  • Critical Review of Air Quality Prediction using Machine Learning Techniques (Sharma et al., 2022)
  • Artificial Intelligence: New Frontiers in Real–Time Inverse Scattering and Electromagnetic Imaging (Salucci et al., 2022)
  • Machine learning alternative to systems biology should not solely depend on data (Yeo & Selvarajoo, 2022)
  • Measurement-While-Drilling Based Estimation of Dynamic Penetrometer Values Using Decision Trees and Random Forests (García et al., 2022).
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Diagnosis of Oral Diseases: Applications and Pitfalls (Patil et al., 2022).
  • Automated Machine Learning on High Dimensional Big Data for Prediction Tasks (Jayanthi & Devi, 2022)
  • Breakdown of Machine Learning Algorithms (Meena & Sehrawat, 2022)
  • Technology-Enabled, Evidence-Driven, and Patient-Centered: The Way Forward for Regulating Software as a Medical Device (Carolan et al., 2021)
  • Machine Learning in Tourism (Rugge, 2022)
  • Towards a training data model for artificial intelligence in earth observation (Yue et al., 2022)
  • Classification of Music Generality using ANN, CNN and RNN-LSTM (Tripathy & Patel, 2022)

As you can see, these research topics are a lot more focused than the generic topic ideas we presented earlier. So, in order for you to develop a high-quality research topic, you’ll need to get specific and laser-focused on a specific context with specific variables of interest.  In the video below, we explore some other important things you’ll need to consider when crafting your research topic.

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