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3 Questions for Peter Stone

The director of Texas Robotics and professor of computer science warms up for South by Southwest.

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Inaugural Class of AI Master’s Students Tackle a Transformative Moment in Tech

The University of Texas at Austin has welcomed its first cohort of students in the new, affordable, online artificial intelligence graduate degree program.

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This fall, UT hosted several robotics events, with experts from around the world converging on the Forty Acres to discuss the future of the field.

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New Texas Center Will Create Generative AI Computing Cluster Among Largest of Its Kind

UT's powerful artificial intelligence hub has one of the largest GPU computing clusters for AI at a university.

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Two Faculty Members Selected as 2023 ACM Fellows

Computer scientists Aditya Akella and Emmett Witchel have been named 2023 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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UT Designates 2024 ‘The Year of AI’

Building on decades-long leadership, UT will prioritize AI research and education throughout the year ahead and put this leadership on display through signature events, new...

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Zuckerman Receives the NAS Michael and Sheila Held Prize

David Zuckerman is a professor of computer science whose research focuses primarily on pseudorandomness and the role of randomness in computing.

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UT Austin’s Top Research Stories of 2023

From a brain decoder to a supermassive black hole to a cancer drug advance, College of Natural Sciences researchers made breakthroughs this year.

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Bill Press of UT Austin Publishes a Memoir on his Storied Career

Across domains, Press has contributed to many fields and institutions, which he writes about in a newly published memoir.

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Students and Faculty Parade Their Robots Through Campus

Texas Robotics held its inaugural Robot Parade, and members of various research labs and student groups showcased their work.

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