News by Topic: Artificial Intelligence
As one of the highest-ranked universities in the nation for computer science, RIT is a hotbed for research on artificial intelligence. Both professors and students alike work on numerous projects to see how AI can be ethically used to improve areas such as energy, medicine, and combatting false information.
November 3, 2021
RIT alumnus studies the intersection of technology and the liberal arts
Though he graduated with a computer science degree, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad ’06 spent much of his time at RIT in the College of Liberal Arts. He is a firm believer that inserting humanities and the liberal arts into science and technology curricula is imperative. Ahmad will return to RIT Nov. 4 as this fall’s Stan McKenzie Salon speaker for a virtual conversation with his former professor, Evan Selinger.
October 22, 2021
Please don’t wear a computer on your face
Essay written by Evan Selinger, professor of philosophy, published by The Boston Globe.
October 20, 2021
Venture Creations company Owl AI earns honorable achievement in Luminate NY competition
Owl AI, an RIT Venture Creations member company, earned an Honorable Achievement designation at $200,000 in the Luminate NY accelerator competition.
October 19, 2021
Finding FAST solutions: How university students partnered with FAST Labs on tomorrow’s autonomy technologies
BAE Systems Pulse Magazine features three software engineering students who developed an autonomous search-and-rescue drone system as part of a senior project.
October 11, 2021
RIT receives $1 million grant to upgrade and expand its cleanroom facility
The Kate Gleason College of Engineering was awarded a $1 million Higher Education Capital Matching Grant (HECAP) from New York state. The award will be used to upgrade and expand the college’s cleanroom facility to accommodate the growth of research in biomedical technologies such as drug delivery and lab-on-chip devices.
September 21, 2021
RIT awarded nearly $2 million for NSF Research Traineeship Program, AWARE-AI
To help address a lack of diversity, as well as gaps in AI curricula, RIT was awarded a grant of nearly $2 million by the NSF to create a new research traineeship program for graduate students
September 21, 2021
Students make finals—and history—as part of autonomous race at Indianapolis Speedway
Many only dream of racing the historic oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Several RIT engineering and computing students will make that dream come true. Members of RIT’s Autonomous Vehicle team will join partner universities as finalists in the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge.
September 16, 2021
Christopher Kanan earns NSF CAREER Award to develop brain-inspired AI systems
Christopher Kanan, an associate professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for his five-year project to expand the capabilities of artificial intelligence systems using new brain-inspired methods.
September 9, 2021
RIT launches workshop series on sustainable computing
What if computing materials were sourced in conflict areas? Or manufactured in facilities that emit higher than average toxic emissions? Researchers today are examining the development of computing systems from a different perspective, one more in line with sustainability rather than just power, performance and speed.
July 27, 2021
Student aims to reduce bias in automated surveillance
Saranya Dadi, a second-year computer science student, is conducting research to make machine learning for automated surveillance systems fairer. Dadi is presenting the preliminary state of her work at RIT’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.
June 9, 2021
Facial Verification Won’t Fight Fraud
Essay written by Evan Selinger, professor of philosophy, published by Wired.
May 28, 2021
Venture Creations company wins $100,000 in New York state Luminate competition
OWL AI, a client company in RIT’s Venture Creations incubator, was a winner in the New York state-funded Luminate NY accelerator program. OWL AI was among 126 applicants from 22 countries that rose to the top, winning a $100,000 prize and entry into Cohort 4 of the program.