The AI Institute for Collaborative Assistance and Responsive Interaction for Networked Groups (AI-CARING) is a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institute funded by the National Science Foundation.
The AI-CARING mission is to develop the next generation of personalized collaborative AI systems that improve the quality of life and independence of aging adults living at home.
Our Institute seeks to serve older adults and their network of care partners – family, friends, community members, and professional healthcare and social service providers. We take a systemic perspective, analyzing the complex social and professional connections that form a care ecosystem and social safety net around individuals, families, and communities.
We ground our research by working with older adults diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), their informal caregivers, family and professional care providers, extending to work with older adults aging with other cognitive and physical impairments.