Dec. 13, 2022
New Ethical AI Graduate Portfolio Program to Launch in 2023
Beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year, the Graduate Portfolio Program in Ethical AI will focus on the ethical implications posed by AI-based technologies, as well as how innovation in AI is driven by societal forces.
Dec. 12, 2022
Planting Transportation Seeds in An Urban Desert
A new mobility hub in the Georgian Acres neighborhood in north Austin is providing much-needed transportation services to a community living in a ‘transit desert’ and may serve as a useful blueprint for urban areas across the United States in need of similar essential services.
Nov. 11, 2022
Op-Ed: Social Media Platforms’ Struggles with Misinformation and Racism: Challenges and Paths Forward
From “fake news” screenshots to conspiratorial claims, the lead up to the 2022 Midterm elections has shown that misinformation remains a problem in public discourse. This is especially harmful for minority groups and underrepresented populations, as they tend to be the target of misinformation-motivated vitriol.
Nov. 9, 2022
Disinformation Day 2022 Considers Pressing Need for Cross-sector Collaboration and New Tools for Fact Checkers
Good Systems Researchers and Partners Explore Issues of Bias, Fairness, and Justice and Examine Challenges and Opportunities for Fact Checkers at the Inaugural Disinformation Day Conference.
Oct. 27, 2022
New dog-like delivery robots coming to University of Texas campus
As part of a five-year study, UT researchers will have the robots delivering sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer on campus to observe human-robot interactions.
Oct. 27, 2022
Robot Dogs to Roam Campus as part of a UT Research Project
While some students have seen the albino squirrels around campus, all students will have the opportunity to see robot dogs on the Forty Acres in the upcoming years.
Oct. 27, 2022
It’s Okay to Fear the Robot Dogs Coming to UT
Scientists are unleashing the computerized canines on the Austin campus to study how humans interact with them.
Oct. 20, 2022
UT researcher talks about the future of robot and human interactions
Researchers from the University of Texas recently received grant funding to set up a delivery robotic network on campus– the robots will start being deployed around UT campus in early 2023. They don’t stop there.
Oct. 18, 2022
Robots will soon be among students at the University of Texas
These autonomous robots will rove the buildings and streets of UT next fall. The purpose of them is to help researchers understand and improve the experience of pedestrians when they encounter them.
Oct. 17, 2022
Can Robots and Humans Co-exist in Public? UT Campus Study Will Offer Answers
A new grant to an interdisciplinary team of researchers at UT Austin will support the creation of a robot delivery network on campus, with the first deployments scheduled for early 2023.