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UF opens Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology

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Designed to set the standard for future STEM buildings across national and international campuses and transform the artificial intelligence (AI) and data science workforce, the University of Florida Friday held a celebratory ribbon cutting for the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology.

Critical input: UF’s Dr. Barbara Evans advances AI conversation

In AI University, NewsBy Samantha Jones

In the great AI debate, the stakes are high. Proponents envision a new frontier of smart automation while skeptics express concern that AI will result in the end of humanity. In a space mired with anticipation and speculation, UF’s Barbara Evans, Ph.D., Professor of Law and Stephen C. O’Connell Chair, UF Levin College of Law and Professor of Engineering and …

AI helps create better, simpler hepatitis, COVID-19 tests

In AI University, Department of Chemical Engineering, NewsBy Eric HamiltonStory originally published on UF News

Going beyond pregnancy and COVID-19, the world could someday soon come to rely on at-home tests for many diseases thanks in part to AI-fueled improvements. UF scientists have used artificial intelligence tools to simplify a test that works for both hepatitis C and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The simplified test happens in one small test tube in just a few minutes. With further refinement, it could arrive at doctor’s offices soon and, one day, become available as home tests that are as easy as a pregnancy test.

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Laser Attack Blinds Autonomous Vehicles, Deleting Pedestrians and Confusing Cars

In AI University, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, In the Headlines, NewsBy Eric HamiltonStory originally published on UF News

New research reveals that expertly timed lasers shined at an approaching lidar system can create a blind spot in front of the vehicle large enough to completely hide moving pedestrians and other obstacles. The deleted data causes the cars to think the road is safe to continue moving along, endangering whatever may be in the attack’s blind spot.

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UF helps state launch AI curriculum in Florida public schools

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Florida is among the first states to adopt a K-12 artificial intelligence, or AI, education program designed to prepare its youth for the growing global demand for an AI-enabled workforce. The framework for the public school coursework was designed with help from UF faculty, including Christina Gardner-McCune, who modeled it after the Artificial Intelligence for K-12 Initiative, or AI4K12.

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Deepfake Audio Has a Tell – Researchers Use Fluid Dynamics to Spot Artificial Imposter Voices

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Patrick Traynor, Ph.D., Professor and John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Logan Blue, a Ph.D. student in CISE, write in The Conversation about why detecting audio deepfakes may be even more important than catching video deepfakes.