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Call for applications: Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards

The Johns Hopkins University Discovery Awards focus on cross-university, faculty-led research and discovery. These awards of up to $100,000 are intended to spark new interactions among faculty from across the university. Faculty teams use these funds to get started while they seek an externally funded large-scale grant or cooperative agreement. Details and application materials are on the Office of Research website.

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2024 BDP Call for Clusters: Data Science & AI Initiative

Over the last decade, the BDP program has charted an innovative course for interdisciplinarity in research and scholarship at Johns Hopkins and in higher education. Now Hopkins’ impact will be further enhanced by incorporating BDPs as a signature element of our new initiative to harness emerging opportunities and address challenges presented by the explosion of available data and the rapid rise of AI technologies. Learn more about the cluster selection process.

Tenure-track faculty position focused on assurance and autonomy in space

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the APL Space Exploration Sector have joined forces to create an exciting new faculty position focused on the assurance of autonomy for space systems. Click here for the full story.

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New executive order regulating AI

Johns Hopkins cybersecurity expert Anton Dahbura discusses the sweeping order meant to harness the potential—and anticipate the risks—of artificial intelligence. Click here for the full story.

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Image generators can be tricked

Most online art generators are purported to block questionable content. But Hopkins researchers manipulated two of the better-known systems to create exactly the kind of images they are supposed to exclude. Click here for the full story.

Carey’s Center for Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence wins state grant

The Maryland Department of Commerce announced that it has awarded $1 million in support of the Center for Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence, also known as CDHAI, housed at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business SchoolClick here for the full story.

A deep dive into AI

Experts at Johns Hopkins University’s AI-X Foundry Fall 2023 Symposium reveal the potential of artificial intelligence—and of the institution’s unprecedented investment in data science and AI—to revolutionize discovery and progress across all fields of study. Click here for the full story.

Johns Hopkins experts advise educators to embrace AI and ChatGPT

Panelists discuss the pros and cons of using generative chatbots like ChatGPT in the classroom, express optimism that AI can ultimately enhance learning. Click here for the full story.

Navigational technology used in self-driving cars aids brain surgery visualization

Johns Hopkins researchers demonstrate the promise of ‘augmented endoscopy,’ a real-time neurosurgical guidance method that uses advanced computer vision techniques. Click here for the full story.

New machine-learning method may aid personalized cancer therapy

Deep-learning technology developed by a team of Johns Hopkins engineers and cancer researchers can accurately predict cancer-related protein fragments that may trigger an immune system response. Click here for the full story.

Johns Hopkins makes major investment in the power, promise of data science and artificial intelligence

A new data science and translation institute will bring together experts from a wide range of disciplines to capitalize on the rapidly emerging potential of data to fuel discovery across the university. Click here for the full story.

Machine learning model could enable targeted gene therapies for genetic diseases

Discovery by team of Johns Hopkins researchers could enable the development of therapies for cancer or other genomic diseases by activating genes on demand. Click here for the full story.

Fighting fake ‘facts’ with two little words

Inspired by journalists, Hopkins researchers discover a new technique to ground a large language model’s answers in reality. Click here for the full story.

Q&A: Are large language models the modern-day magic 8 ball?

Artificial intelligence is becoming more common, but that doesn’t mean it’s always reliable, argues AI expert Anton Dahbura. Click here for the full story.

Five DELTA Awards recipients announced

The winning proposals will receive up to $75,000 each to help innovate learning through technology. Click here for the full story.

Unleashing the digital Michelangelo from your smartphone

Johns Hopkins and NVIDIA researchers teamed up to pioneer Neuralangelo, a revolutionary 3D reconstruction algorithm with applications in virtual reality, autonomous systems, and more.  Click here for the full story.

Natalia Trayanova joins $8M international research initiative for advanced heart disease diagnosis and therapeutics

The project aims to find new therapies for heart disease by studying the effects of stimulating nerves. Click here for the full story.

Medical Artificial Intelligence with a Purpose

Carey Business School researchers aim to develop broadly applicable principles and insights to incorporate AI into the doctor’s office and other health care settings. Click here for the full story.

AITC announces funding recipients

The Johns Hopkins Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Aging Research announces its second round of grant funding, totaling just over $1 million, to support AI technologies that will improve the long-term health and independence of older adults. Click here for the full story.

Leading researchers gather to advance the promise of digital technologies and AI in health care

The annual Conference on Health Information Technology and Analytics (CHITA) sparks ideas for the not-so-distant future of high-tech health care delivery. Click here for the full story.

Mathias Unberath receives Google Research Scholar Program Award

The research will advance understanding of how to assure image-based surgical autonomy by enabling humans to make better decisions. Click here for the full story.

Machine learning helps scientists see how the brain adapts to different environments

Visualizing connections between nerve cells in the brain could yield insights into how our brains change with learning, aging, injury, and disease. Click here for the full story.

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Symposium explores AI’s boundless promise—and potential dangers

Leading artificial intelligence experts gather on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus to grapple with the complexities and opportunities that AI and data science bring to higher education. Click here for the full story.

Reddit users concerned by vaping health risks

Artificial intelligence analysis of thousands of posts from the popular online forum reveals that those who vape are concerned about e-cigarettes’ possible impact on a range of health issues. Click here for the full story. 

ChatGPT could improve patient care

Technologies such as ChatGPT could improve patient experience by providing responses to health care questions that are more accurate and appear more empathetic than those from human doctors. Click here for the full story.

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What’s next with AI?

“In terms of public consciousness of AI, we are at an inflection point,” says Cara LaPointe, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy. Click here for the full WSJ story.

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a2 Pilot Awards competition

Starting May 1, 2023, applications will be accepted for the third annual a2 Pilot Awards. Private companies, research organizations, tech startups, and traditional NIH/NIA investigators are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.

AI could help close tax loopholes
To eliminate tax loopholes that cost the federal government billions of dollars every year, tech and law experts are working together to create artificial intelligence software that can find loopholes better than a legion of blue-chip tax accountants. Read the full story here.

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Synthetic data for AI outperform real data in robot-assisted surgery
Johns Hopkins researchers found that algorithms trained on manufactured data can be even better than the real thing for important surgical tasks like X-ray image analysis or giving a robot the ability to detect instruments during procedures. Click here for the full story.

JHU/Amazon partnership funds doctoral student research
The Amazon Fellows program, funded through the Johns Hopkins University + Amazon Initiative (AI2AI), is enabling student research in AI related to speech and language technologies. Click here for the full story.

Students design AI program for ICU patients
Engineering undergraduate and master’s-level students are working with a physician at JHU’s School of Medicine to develop AI algorithms that can detect early warning signs of delirium and identify patients at high risk of developing the condition in the ICU. Click here for the full story.

Q&A: How AI can help climate change
Jim Bellingham, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy, discusses the potential to use AI to track and mitigate the effects of climate change ahead of a presentation at the South by Southwest Conference on March 15. Click here for the full story.

Q&A: Can we trust AI?
From Alexa to a robot running amok in the movie ‘M3GAN’, artificial intelligence is part of everyday life and is capturing our imagination. Johns Hopkins AI expert Rama Chellappa helps us sort out fact from fiction, and whether we should embrace the ‘AI spring’. Click here for the full story.

Johns Hopkins Briefing – Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Defining a New Era

Johns Hopkins Briefing – Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Defining a New Era
Johns Hopkins University hosted a live virtual briefing on Feb. 14 examining the latest developments in artificial intelligence. Click here for the full recording.

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‘An inflection point rather than a crisis’: ChatGPT’s implications for higher ed
Scholars from Johns Hopkins and UPenn discuss the promising applications—and potential pitfalls. Click here for the full story.

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AI Pioneer Rama Chellappa elected to National Academy of Engineering
Chellappa, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in electrical and computer engineering and biomedical engineering, is among 106 new members and 18 international members selected. Click here for the full story.

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Jeremias Sulam receives NSF CAREER Award
Jeremias Sulam, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early-stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. Click here for the full story.

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Workshop brings new approaches to advance assessment and understanding of structural racism
40 top scholars came together to explore how data science, machine learning, and concepts from complex adaptive systems can help humans understand the various ways structural racism affects people and health outcomes. Click here for the full story.

Johns Hopkins Congressional Briefing Series
A panel of experts discussed the future of AI in technology and health care, as well as ethical concerns about the technology, during Johns Hopkins Congressional Briefing Series.
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