News: Machine Learning, Data and AI

Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin


AI at Work

Maytal Saar-Tsechansky and Samantha Shorey consider the ways that AI might change how we work and how to prepare for the future.

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The University of AI

Art Markman and K.P. Procko consider how artificial intelligence is already changing the college experience, its promise and pitfalls, and future directions.

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Transforming Video Accessibility Through Artificial Intelligence

UT researchers developed an AI technology that empowers users with visual impairments to engage with digital media.

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Rise of the LLMs

Greg Durrett tackles your burning questions about large language models.

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What is AI, Anyway?

What do we even mean when we say “artificial intelligence”? And how do we make sure it’s safe and useful? Here, with all the answers...

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“AI for the Rest of Us” Brings Expert Conversations on Artificial Intelligence to UT Community

All summer, University experts will offer up key lessons about AI.

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NSF Funded Expedition Project Uses AI to Rethink Computer Operating Systems

Aditya Akella leads the project that aims to boost performance of OSes and help enable assistant robots, autonomous vehicles and smart cities.

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Artificial Intelligence Trained to Draw Inspiration From Images, Not Copy Them

Researchers are using corrupted data to help generative AI models avoid the misuse of images under copyright.

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To Optimize Guide-Dog Robots, First Listen to the Visually Impaired

Guide-dog users and trainers can provide insight into features that make robotic helpers useful in the real world.

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Transforming Human-Robot Interaction Through Mood-Inducing Music

UT’s Elad Liebman and Peter Stone consider robots that understand not only our commands but also our emotional states.

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