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Undergraduate Researchers Help Unlock Lessons of Machine Learning and AI

From large language models to brain-machine interfaces, students work with faculty on cutting-edge research.

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One Year After Chat GPT-4, Researcher Reflects on What to Know about Generative AI

Insights from Risto Miikkulainen, a UT Austin professor of computer science and VP of AI Research at Cognizant Advanced AI Labs.

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Alzheimer’s Drug Fermented With Help From AI and Bacteria Moves Closer to Reality

An innovative approach uses artificial intelligence and biosensors to pave the way for faster drug development.

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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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New “Essentials of AI” Course Launches This Fall

The Department of Computer Science and the Good Systems program present a one semester-credit-hour course titled “Essentials of AI for Life and Society.”

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Brain Activity Decoder Can Reveal Stories in People’s Minds

The work relies in part on a transformer model, similar to the ones that power ChatGPT.

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Computer Science Professor Earns Industry Award

Kristen Grauman, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been awarded the Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award by the Institute of Electrical...

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AAAI Selects UT Professor of Computer Science as a Fellow

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) has selected Risto Miikkulainen as one of 11 fellows for 2023.

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