Feb. 21, 2024
‘Don’t Believe the Hype’: Good Systems Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Perceptions of AI Perpetuated by Media
Industry professionals discussed the ways artificial intelligence is falsely portrayed in the media and the ethics of becoming an AI-dependent society in a Feb. 21 roundtable.
Feb. 12, 2024
Texas Career Engagement Panel Examines Ethical Considerations of AI in the Workplace
A Texas Career Engagement panel, cohosted with Good Systems, discussed the implications and integration of artificial intelligence in the workplace on Feb. 8.
Feb. 2, 2024
Cause for Optimism: Youth Climate Action Leader Pooja Tilvawala Speaking at PT2050 Symposium
Pooja Tilvawala, the closing keynote speaker at this year’s Planet Texas 2050 Symposium, has emerged as a formidable leader and voice for young people around the world who are passionate about taking meaningful climate action. As the founder and director of Youth Climate Collaborative (YCC), she steers a global hub that offers tools and programs designed to empower young individuals and communities to find solutions rather than simply identifying the problems.
Jan. 26, 2024
Responsible Data Handling in the Age of AI: Insights from Good Systems’ Sharon Strover and Amy Kristin Sanders
An interview with two of Good Systems’ experts on data privacy, both from UT’s School of Journalism and Media: Sharon Strover, former chair of the Good Systems Executive Team, and Amy Kristin Sanders, who is also an associate professor (by courtesy) at the School of Law
Jan. 2, 2024
More than a third of state agencies are using AI. Texas is beginning to examine its potential impact.
Amid fears that AI could heighten bias or affect privacy, the state is forming an advisory committee to recommend how the technology is deployed. “We’re gonna have to set up some rules,” the committee’s founder says.
Dec. 30, 2023
Society Faces Tough Choices About Artificial Intelligence
On a Tuesday night last February, New York Times technology writer Kevin Roose sat down to experiment with an early version of the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot from Microsoft search engine Bing. Roose wanted to test the limits of the chatbot’s programming by asking questions most users wouldn’t.
Dec. 18, 2023
This Engineering Team is Defining How Robots Share Our Spaces
UT Austin's Luis Sentis is leading a landmark study of how robots make us feel—and setting the standards for how autonomous machines will share our spaces.
Dec. 15, 2023
Hays County Approves AI Facial Recognition Technology for Sheriff’s Office
HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A facial recognition software could come to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office in the future.
Dec. 15, 2023
Where Sparks Fly: Transforming Welding with AI-powered Hand Tools
In the specialized world of welding, where sparks fly and metal literally melts, the marriage of artificial intelligence and human craftsmanship is revolutionizing the landscape. "Making Smart Tools Work for Everyone" — one of Good Systems’ six core research projects — is focusing on empowering workers with the aid of smart hand tools and challenging the prevailing narrative of job loss due to automation. 
Nov. 9, 2023
“Youth Perspectives on the Environment" Photovoice Exhibit Launching at Pharr Memorial Library November 15th
The launch celebration for the opening of a new exhibition, "Looking to the Future: Youth Perspectives on the Environment" is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15th, at 6 p.m. at the Pharr Memorial Library in Pharr, Texas. The thought-provoking photovoice exhibit is presented by the Coalition for Youth, Health, and the Environment, in collaboration with Texas Children in Nature (TCiNN) and The University of Texas at Austin's Planet Texas 2050 (PT2050) grand challenge.