UMass Boston to build new AI Insitute
New England Council member, UMass Boston, will be building a new AI Institute after a generous donation from Paul English.
UMass Boston announced Wednesday that Paul English has donated $5 million to the school university, with the intention of building an AI Insitute. Thus, the Paul English Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute will give students on campus from all fields of study the tools they’ll need for working in a world where AI is expected to rapidly play a bigger role. The institute will “include faculty from across various departments and incorporate AI into a broad range of curricula,” including social, ethical and other challenges that are a byproduct of AI technology. The new institute will formally launch in the 2023-2024 school year.
“We are at the dawn of a new era,” said UMass Boston Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco in a statement. “Like the agricultural revolution, the development of the steam engine, the invention of the computer and the introduction of the smartphone, the birth of artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing how we live and work,” she said.
The New England Council commends UMass Boston for its commitment to facilitating education in new and advanced technology.
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