The future of artificial intelligence according to CMU professor Reid Simmons

Plenty of people are afraid of AI’s capabilities. An expert says those worries are misguided. The larger concern is ensuring engineers understand ethics. More from Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle »

Dozens of local teachers partake in week-long CMU crash course on how to educate students about AI and material design

The purpose of the program, funded in part by a $30,000 grant from The Grable Foundation, aimed to offer a common space for educators to learn more about AI so that these teachers can then go back to their respective schools and prepare courses or activities for their students, which itself is part of a larger effort that vies to prepare the region’s workforce for a future where AI uses are likely to grow exponentially. More from Pittsburgh Inno »

NSF partnerships expand National AI Research Institutes to 37 states

The U.S. National Science Foundation announced the establishment of 11 new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, building on the first round of seven institutes funded in 2020. The combined investment of $220 million expands the reach of these institutes to include a total of 37 states. More from NSF »

New AI Institute Builds Tech to Support Aging

A team of researchers led by Sonia Chernova, associate professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, has won a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build intelligent systems that support aging. More from Georgia Tech »

CMU School of Computer Science Part of Four New NSF AI Institutes

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science will contribute fundamental and cutting-edge research to a government-led push to bring about life-changing advances through artificial intelligence.  More from CMU »

Oregon State University part of $20M effort to develop AI to help elderly live at home

A team of researchers including Oregon State University’s Kagan Tumer, director of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute, has received a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build intelligent systems that help people as they grow old. More from OSU »

Google is Partnering with the NSF on a research institute for AI to improve elderly care

Today, we are delighted to share that NSF has selected the AI Institute for Collaborative Assistance and Responsive Interaction for Networked Groups (AI-CARING) led by Georgia Tech, along with Carnegie Mellon University, Oregon State University, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell to receive the $20M AI Institute for HAIC grant. AI-CARING will improve collaboration and communication in elderly caregiving environments by developing AI systems that adjust to the evolving personal needs and behaviors of those requiring care. More from Google »

UMass Lowell Among Team Awarded $20 Million by NSF

This new NSF AI Institute is an example of how UMass Lowell researchers are partnering with other leading universities and major companies to enhance quality of life through better understanding of human interactions with technology. More from UML »