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‘Move 78’ Retreat – A great success

February 20, 2017

“I’m afraid of humans. I’m not afraid of AI,” – Max Versace


Wow! What a day we had at RIT on Friday, February 17, 2017. Over 275 faculty, students, staff, alums (and at least one trustee!) and friends came together to listen to talks, view posters, and discuss the topics of machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented intelligence and the like; we called it the Move 78 Retreat*. It was a day of thinking big.

On the unique genetic makeup of RIT, collisions, access technology, and our partnership with the Al Sigl Community of Agencies

January 6, 2017

“The accessibility problems of today are the mainstream breakthroughs of tomorrow” (Interview with Google’s Even Andersson

GIS, Food Waste, and Disruptive Innovation

December 2, 2016

Note: This post was created in collaboration with Natalie Surace, Marketing & Communication Program Coordinator, Golisano Institute for Sustainability

 

Move 78 – an RIT retreat focused on cognitive technologies for the RIT community

October 20, 2016

“This isn’t human versus machine. It’s human and machine.” Cade Metz, "In Two Moves, AlphaGo and Lee Sodel Redefined the Future," Wired Magazine

 

In a very short time, there has been an explosion of announcements, articles, and advancements on the topics of artificial intelligence, machine (‘deep’) learning, robotics, quantum computing, and other related topics that fall under the general header of ‘cognitive technologies’. Examples abound:

Frankenstein, symbolic logic, and student-centered research at RIT

September 11, 2015

babbage and lovelaceOccasionally, I read a really great book that is worth sharing and I’m pleased to share Walter Isaacson’s book “The Innovators: How a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution”. It is about those people who created the computer and the Internet and how innovation occurred, bringing about one of the most important revolutions in our lives. 

The most wonderful time of the year: PLIG Call for Proposals

November 7, 2014

It’s that time of year again and the Provost’s Learning Innovation Grants (PLIG) cycle has begun. If you’re considering applying for PLIG funding, the focus areas for this year have shifted a bit, and there’s a new funding opportunity for projects related to the use of learning analytics to improve student achievement and study the effectiveness of new pedagogies and academic technologies.

Diversity trumps agility

May 21, 2014

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.”

-Hu Jintao

 

It is that time of the year again …

May 19, 2014

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

If you have this frightening feeling that the pace of life is accelerating at an increasing rate, then chances are you are in the midst of middle spring at RIT. Once spring break occurs, hold on to your handlebars - commencement is just around the corner but there are a gazillion events that occur before graduation.

The Innovative Learning Institute gauntlet

May 13, 2014

"Innovation is creativity with a job to do."

-John Emmerling

"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."

-Theodore Roosevelt

 

I often get asked "What's up with the ILI?" It's a fair question and one that deserves answering so I'm dedicating this post to the Innovative Learning Institute. 

RIT Dubai Innovates!

May 12, 2014

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

-Steve Jobs

 

Back in February, I visited the RIT Dubai campus for a board meeting and to have conversations with faculty and staff. I always enjoy visiting our global campuses and am always impressed with the work they are doing. 

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