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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.
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.
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.
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 University hosted a live virtual briefing on Feb. 14 examining the latest developments in artificial intelligence. Click here for the full recording.
‘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.
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.
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.
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. Click here for the full story.