News: Machine Learning, Data and AI

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


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.

Strings of words spiral out from a brain


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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Can Robots and Humans Co-exist in Public? UT Campus Study Will Offer Answers

Autonomous robots will soon rove the buildings and streets of The University of Texas at Austin campus.

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Computer Science Researcher Aims to Automate Software Development

Isil Dillig works to improve the security and reliability of software systems and automatically generate programs from high-level specifications.

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New Study Shows How Deep-learning Technology Can Improve Brain Imaging

The technology can be used to train computers to increase the resolution of low-quality cellular and tissue images acquired on point-scanning systems, such as MRI

Comparison of brain imaging before and after the new technique

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AI’s Inflection Point

Artificial intelligence research and education at UT Austin are taking off

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UT Austin Professors Named ACM Fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery

Peter Stone and Lizy Kurian John “have demonstrated excellence across many disciplines of computing,” said ACM President Gabriele Kotsis.

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Artificial Intelligence Revs Up Evolution’s Clock

When Risto Miikkulainen and Padmini Rajagopalan simulated hyenas forming mobs to steal prey from lions, they found something surprising.

A lion faces a mob of hyenas