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AI Hub to help enhance Penn State's global leadership in artificial intelligence

Apr 26, 2021

Penn State has launched an expanded initiative in artificial intelligence (AI), termed the AI Hub. It will bring together the University’s considerable resources and talent in AI to further advance its position as a global leader developing fundamental innovations in AI, in using AI and machine…

House Science Committee leaders introduce artificial intelligence legislation

Apr 10, 2020

On March 12, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee introduced the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020 (H.R. 6216). The legislation intends to accelerate and coordinate federal…

COSSA compiles social science resources related to COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020

COSSA is compiling a list of resources for social scientists and stakeholders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The list includes guidance from federal science agencies, collections of publicly available peer-reviewed research related to the crisis, resources from COSSA member associations, and…

AI in action: Seminars to explore artificial intelligence research possibilities

Sep 4, 2019

Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms are already integrated into most of the electronic devices that we use and are powering the global economy’s transformation. But, analysts also warn that AI may have negative effects. For example, American market research company Forrester…

ScholarSphere: Measuring the impact of open-access publishing

Sep 3, 2019

Effective Sept. 1, users of ScholarSphere, Penn State’s institutional repository service, will receive monthly reports detailing the impact of the research products they have contributed, including preprints, posters, data sets, research software and other open-access scholarly products.  Users…

Machine learning in critical care

Jul 23, 2019

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are currently being heralded as a way to address societal challenges, including healthcare. Vasant Honavar, professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology, was recently featured as the author of the guest editorial for the…

Using artificial intelligence to detect discrimination

Jul 15, 2019

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool for detecting unfair discrimination—such as on the basis of race or gender—has been created by researchers at Penn State and Columbia University. Preventing unfair treatment of individuals on the basis of race, gender or ethnicity, for example, been a long-…

'Alexa, I’m in pain': Smart assistants could help combat opioid crisis

Apr 22, 2019

For patients suffering with chronic pain, relief could soon be found as close as their nearest smart assistant. Researchers at Penn State are developing a way to deliver on-demand, guided mindfulness practices via Amazon Alexa to patients experiencing chronic pain. Through their method, a smart…