News: Year of AI

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Hartzell in D.C. Seeks Congressional Support of Public AI Research and Workforce Initiatives

University of Texas at Austin AI experts and academic leaders visited the Capitol to highlight how public universities can drive artificial intelligence safety.

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11 Faculty Members Elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jaquelin Dudley, Kristen Grauman, Arlen Johnson, Daniel Leahy, Xiaoqin “Elaine” Li and Tanya Paull receive major honor from AAAS.

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U.S. News Ranks UT Austin Computer Science Among Best in Graduate Program Rankings

The 2024-2025 rankings tout computer science at The University of Texas at Austin as among the seven best nationally.

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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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The Challenges, Possibilities and Ethics of AI-Enabled Robots

Experts weighed in at UT’s Hook ‘Em House at SXSW, including Peter Stone who has devoted his professional life to programming and developing robots.

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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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