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Aug. 7, 2022
$1 million investment allows for ethical AI research at UT
A recent $1 million investment to UT from a nonprofit has sparked a new partnership that ensures more developments can be made in ethical applications of artificial intelligence.
July 28, 2022
ACM Launches Journal on Responsible Computing with Dr. Ken Fleischmann as Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Kenneth R. Fleischmann, Good Systems Founding Chair and Professor in the UT Austin School of Information, will serve as founding editor-in-chief for the newly launched Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Journal on Responsible Computing. The journal will publish original research at the intersection of computing, ethics, information, law, policy, responsible innovation, and social responsibility from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
July 21, 2022
New Partnership Will Scale Up Investment in Ethical AI Research and Innovation
The University of Texas at Austin and the MITRE Corporation, a nonprofit dedicated to solving problems for a safer world, have formed a partnership that includes accelerating innovative ethical artificial intelligence (AI) research currently underway by interdisciplinary teams of researchers who are part of UT Austin’s Good Systems research grand challenge.
June 30, 2022
Highlights From the 2022 Good Systems Symposium
Good Systems' annual symposium April 7-8, 2022 at UT Austin brought together UT researchers and external partners to spark innovation, build valuable relationships, and engage in important cross-sector conversations to identify next steps to address pressing societal issues.
June 21, 2022
City of Austin, UT Collaborate on Photovoice Exhibition and Green Jobs Report
The UT School of Architecture’s Community and Regional Planning program and Austin Civilian Conservation Corps are collaborating on green jobs report and, on May 20, hosted a Photovoice Exhibition reception at City Hall. This work is part of a larger green jobs study first convened by Planet Texas 2050.
May 23, 2022
Interdisciplinary Research Opportunity Leads to Former Student’s Role at NASA
UT Austin alumnus Sepehr Bastami is an aerospace research engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center. Bastami's participation in interdisciplinary research, specifically the Whole Communities--Whole Health research grand challenge, led to his current role at NASA.
May 4, 2022
Good Systems Awards Summer Fellowships to Faculty, Researchers and Graduate Students
Good Systems has awarded 20 summer fellowships to faculty, researchers, and graduate students from 13 departments and units across UT Austin to advance the mission of this research grand challenge by funding innovative research that investigates the ethical implications of AI technologies in society.
April 21, 2022
Highlights from the Planet Texas 2050 Research Symposium: A Week of Resilience Research in Action
This weeklong series of presentations covered a broad array of topics related to resilience, including mapping and predicting vulnerabilities to flooding and disease; ideas for improving our water, agricultural, and energy systems; and communicating and collaborating with various stakeholders and communities.
April 20, 2022
Making Science Accessible: Planet Texas 2050 collaborates with Science Journal for Kids to share research findings
In 2021, the University of Texas at Austin Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Professor Fernanda Leite published a paper in an academic journal showing the benefits of virtual reality to construction engineers.
March 11, 2022
Smart Cities Cannot Be Surveillance Cities
Data and integrated technologies can transform cities. Sensors and artificial intelligence can assist people crossing busy streets, provide broadband access at bus stops, or use drones that use AI to help fight fires.