The Skunkworks

Experiential AI is learning AI by doing AI. Experiential learning is the process of learning by doing. By engaging in hands-on experiences and reflection, people learn how to apply knowledge to real-world situations. 

What we Do

AI Skunworks at Northeastern

AI Skunks is an experiential AI playground whose mission is to use technology and AI to teach research, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking and skills.

Mentorship is critical for experiential learning. The primary purpose of AI Skunkworks is to connect more experienced AI nerds with those less experienced and have them work on open-source code, tutorials, or writing articles.


We have collaborated with Boston Children Hospital (BCH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) for the Skunks to work over the Project


We run Research Groups on some very significant topics within AI such as Causal Inference, Explainable AI, Kaggle, Model Observability etc

R & D

Activities that companies undertake to innovate and introduce new products and services. It is often the first stage in the development process.

Game Development

The art of creating games and describes the design, development and release of a game.


Machine Learning

The use and development of computer systems that are able to learn and adapt without following explicit instructions, by using algorithms and statistical models to analyze and draw inferences from patterns in data.

Process Automation

The act of replacing humans with machines when executing a sequence of activities.


Research & Development

The traditional goals of AI research include reasoning, knowledge representation, planning, learning, natural language processing, perception, and the ability to move and manipulate objectsGeneral intelligence (the ability to solve an arbitrary problem) is among the field’s long-term goals


We do an in-depth analysis of all data collected so that there are no anomalies associated with it


Good research follows a systematic approach to capture accurate data. We believe researchers need to practice ethics and a code of conduct while making observations or drawing conclusions


We work with a wide variety of industries & topics

AI Skunkworks at Northeastern University is a group of people who research and develop Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning projects primarily for the sake of innovation and learning. We provide open-mic, mentorship, workshops, seminars, hack-a-thons, and events that assist those exploring the edges of AI.


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A skunkworks project is a project developed by a small and loosely structured group of people who research and develop a project primarily for the sake of radical innovation

Have a Research Idea?

If you are interested to study and explore those topics, kindly reach out to the AI Skunk’s leads

Browse existing research and projects

Research has been the core foundation for AI Skunkworks, it has been the common breeding ground for Passionate Skunks and the connecting communities. Check out some cool papers, projects, and articles that our skunks have created.