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Cornell AI Initiative

Leading the way in artificial intelligence research

Cornell AI Initiative

Artificial intelligence is transforming the world – from enterprise and society to our everyday lives. In late-2021, led by Kavita Bala, dean of Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, Cornell University launched the Cornell AI Initiative – including a university-wide radical collaboration designed to deepen opportunities in the development and application of AI within the field, and across AI-related, and AI-influenced fields.

Why Cornell

As a top-ranked leader in the growing field of AI, with strengths ranging from machine learning and core AI to cognitive science, behavioral science, medicine and sustainability, Cornell is uniquely positioned to lead the development and refinement of AI by leveraging its broad interdisciplinary collaborations.

Research happening across the Ithaca campus, as well as with Cornell Tech and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, is bringing AI, machine learning, and data science to bear in areas and applications including: sustainable agriculture; improved urban design and infrastructure; and personalized, precision medicine and health. In addition, Cornell is leveraging its strengths in philosophy, ethics, fairness and public policy to not only shape, investigate and utilize AI, but also to consider its profound ramifications on society. 

Recent News

A student drives the data collection carTechnology helps self-driving cars learn from own memories

Researchers at the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and the College of Engineering have produced three concurrent research papers on autonomous vehicles’ ability to create “memories” of previous experiences and use them in future navigation.

A diseased blade of eelgrassAI reveals scale of eelgrass vulnerability to warming disease

A combination of ecological field methods and AI has helped an interdisciplinary research group detect eelgrass wasting disease from San Diego to southern Alaska, and determine that it’s caused by warmer-than-normal water temperatures.

heart graphicCollaboration will advance cardiac health through AI

Employing artificial intelligence to help improve outcomes for people with cardiovascular disease is the focus of a three-year, $15 million collaboration among Cornell Tech, the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (Cornell Bowers CIS) and NewYork-Presbyterian.

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