Tag Archive: Artificial Intelligence

Neuroscientists Tap Gamers to Learn How People Problem-Solve

The game app Hexxed

By Robert Sanders. Fans of Candy Crush Saga, Flow Free or Minesweeper should check out a challenging new mobile game app, hexxed, that will stretch your brain as it helps brain researchers understand human strategic thinking and perhaps improve the reasoning…
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UC convenes Artificial Intelligence Working Group to Harness Innovative Technology, Establish Guardrails for Equitable and Ethical Use

AI Working Group

By Karen Aldridge. Artificial intelligence (AI) — machines or computer programs capable of learning and problem-solving to perform tasks that typically require humans — can make people and organizations more efficient. At the same time, these technological advances can…
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UCSC Partners in Institute to Explore the Role of AI in Education

Marilyn Walker & Jeffrey Flanigan

By Tim Stephens. Computer scientists in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz are partners in a new institute to explore the role that artificial intelligence (AI) may play in the future of education and workforce development.

Funded…
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UC Davis to Lead New Artificial Intelligence Institute for Next-Generation Food Systems

Professor Ilias Tagkopoulos, right, in his laboratory at the UC Davis Genome Center in 2016 with research specialist Navneet Rai. Tagkopoulos, whose work bridges computer science and biology, will lead a new institute for artificial intelligence in food systems supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Science Foundation. (UC Davis College of Engineering)

By A.J. Cheline. The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish an institute focused on enabling the next-generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence, or AI, technologies. The…
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Top 5 UC IT Stories for 2019

UC IT staff wait in line to register for UCTech 2019

By Mark Cianca and Yvonne Tevis.

  1. Diversity and Inclusion Get the Spotlight
    The UC IT community is focusing on diversity from all angles. A new “Diversifying the IT Culture” track boasted 16 sessions at our big annual…
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Spotting Misinformation Online Via Artificial Intelligence

A woman looking at a laptop, scratching her head in confusion.

By Sonia Fernandez. We live in an era of too much information — an endless stream of status updates, memes, reposts, infographics, quotes and hashtags roll daily through our social media feeds, meant to express viewpoints, drum up solidarity, provide…
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UCLA Researchers Using Data-Driven Approach to Make Earthquakes Less Damaging

Several apartment buildings collapsed in the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake.

By Amy Akmal. The 1994 Northridge earthquake was one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. Fifty-seven people died, more than 8,700 were injured, and property damages amounted to billions of dollars. In the 25 years since the 6.7…
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Informatics Department Receives $1.1M to Study Socially Responsible AI

Artificial intelligence, silhouette of a face with digital signage

By Shani Murray.

How do we build systems that proactively promote values of inclusion? This is one of the questions the Department of Informatics hopes to tackle over the next few years, thanks to a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National…
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