UF celebrates AI Month, prepares for inaugural AI Days on Oct. 26-28
As the latest milestone in the University of Florida’s push to build the country’s first artificial intelligence (AI) university, the UF community is celebrating and learning about all things AI during the month of October.
Throughout the month, the university is showcasing its comprehensive AI initiative, including the hiring of more than 100 professors who are teaching and researching in AI across all academic disciplines. The month’s capstone will center around the university’s inaugural AI Days Oct. 26-28, when students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in immersive events dedicated to AI. From competitions designed to bring students’ original ideas to life to engaging panels discussing AI and data science, AI Days will capture how UF is building an AI university.
“UF is leading the way nationally and even globally in terms of giving every student the opportunity to learn about AI and creating a workforce in which all graduates understand how AI can be applied in their respective fields,” said David Reed, associate provost for strategic initiatives and director of the university’s new (AI)^2 Center. “There’s clearly an excitement about the university’s momentum in this space — particularly among our students and faculty who see it as an opportunity to learn new skill sets, solve important problems, and be at the forefront in an area of technology and science that is poised to revolutionize the way we all live and work.”
/// David Reed, Ph.D. ///
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