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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. 

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April 19-21, 2024

Join us at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation in veterinary medicine at our FDA/NIH-sponsored symposium. This groundbreaking event brings together AI researchers, industry pioneers, and thought leaders dedicated to bridging the gap between academic theory and practical application in veterinary AI.

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