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.
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.
May 27, 2021
Q&A: The social costs of AI
Essay written by Evan Selinger, professor of philosophy, published by The Boston Globe.
May 20, 2021
RIT professor to lead international task force on shaping future computer science curriculum
Rajendra Raj, professor of computer science, has been appointed co-chair of an international task force to revise computer science curriculum in the next decade. This is the first time someone from RIT has been selected to co-lead the task force.
May 13, 2021
Q&A: What’s the point of automated gender recognition software?
Guest essay written by Evan Selinger, professor of philosophy, published by The Boston Globe.
May 11, 2021
Ph.D. students take different career paths
More than 50 students are expected to earn their Ph.D. degrees by the end of June. The hooding ceremony, which will also include Ph.D. recipients in the class of 2020, is May 15.
May 5, 2021
Video exhibits remain online for Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival
If you couldn’t tune in to this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival which was held virtually on Saturday, not to worry. The more than 250 exhibits of projects, research, and performing arts of more than 800 students, faculty, and staff will remain online for the foreseeable future and are free to access.