Applications developed at RIT using artificial intelligence range from sophisticated medical monitoring devices to the development of autonomous systems for Indy race cars.
These represent some of the exciting and complex work being done at the university that will be highlighted at the [email protected] Summit: Discovering and Harnessing the Breadth and Depth of Artificial Intelligence at RIT.
Taking place October 6-7 at RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios, the AI Summit will showcase the wide range of AI initiatives across the university. Registration is open to faculty, staff, undergraduates and graduate students. Over the two days, attendees will have access to tutorials and panel presentations aimed at building a broader community of AI researchers. Discussions will also focus on how AI is integrated into courses and setting strategic goals for the university’s future direction and leadership in this area.
“We have a large and diverse set of researchers using and developing artificial intelligence tools that literally span the entire academic landscape at RIT,” said Ryne Raffaelle, Associate Vice Provost and Vice President for Research at RIT. laughs. “The goal of this summit is to bring the whole community together to share and learn from each other about all aspects of AI.”
During the first day of the summit, tutorials will focus on the fundamentals of AI, such as: understanding what AI encompasses; what is machine learning and computer vision; and how AI is integrated into systems such as game design, health monitoring, and autonomous vehicle development.
In a 2022 report from the Pew Research Center, Americans are generally positive about how AI is applied, but also concerned about how it can improve society. RIT Summit attendees will learn how AI technology systems are developed, but also how these systems enable the ethical, social justice and environmental aspects of today’s society, and RIT’s role in the advancement of these technologies.
A small sample of these advances led by RIT researchers include, but are not limited to:
A schedule of sessions is available for the [email protected] Summit which will take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on October 6 at MAGIC’s Wegmans Theater and from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on October 7 at MAGIC’s Sound Stage.