RGAI is the oldest artificial intelligence research group in Hungary. The history of the group dates back to 1969 when the The Research Group on Theory of Automata was established at the  József Attila University by László KALMÁR, who was then followed by Ferend GÉCSEG.

In 1996, the group was reorganized as the Research Group on Artificial Intelligence and since then has been led by professor János CSIRIK

From 2022, the head of the group has been professor Márk JELASITY, following professor Tibor GYIMÓTHY, who led the group between 2017-2022.