Sept. 20, 2023
Good Systems Awards Funding to Advance Ethical AI Research in Core Project Areas
Good Systems has awarded funding to five projects that investigate the ethical implications of AI technologies in society in the areas of racial justice, surveillance and privacy, smart cities, and community-robot interaction.
Sept. 14, 2023
UT Austin assistant professor appointed to expert panel on artificial intelligence
A University of Texas at Austin assistant professor has been recognized with a significant academic honor as she was named this month to a panel of experts who will explore the future of artificial intelligence on society.
Sept. 13, 2023
Changing of the Good Systems Chairs
Sharon Strover, Philip G. Warner Regents Professor in Communication, passes her Good Systems Chair position to Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School Assistant Dean for State and Local Government Engagement and Professor of Practice at LBJ School and Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
Sept. 5, 2023
Looking Forward: Good Systems Leaders & Partners on Opportunities and Challenges in Ethical AI
As the 2023-24 academic year begins, Good Systems Executive Team members and close collaborators share their thoughts on the most exciting developments in AI for social good as well as the most pressing ethical concerns facing society today.
Aug. 22, 2023
Speaking Generative AI Truth to Power
The election of Professor Sherri Greenberg to chair of Good Systems couldn’t be more timely. UT Austin’s ethical AI grand challenge is ready to start shaping and informing public policy at the intersection of technology and society. And there are few as well equipped as Greenberg to lead this initiative.
Aug. 21, 2023
Beware of the Robot Dog Next Door?
Boston Dynamics is known for its viral videos where its autonomous robots dance, tackle obstacle courses or decorate for the holidays. There are even blooper reels that show how much work is required to make the robots perform even the simplest of tasks.
Aug. 14, 2023
UT Professors Embracing, Preparing for AI use in Classrooms
Since the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in November 2022, artificial intelligence, or AI, usage has skyrocketed. As a new academic year rapidly approaches for The University of Texas at Austin, faculty are working to balance fostering a learning environment with AI while preventing cheating among college students.
Aug. 11, 2023
New “Essentials of AI” Course Launches This Fall
The Department of Computer Science and the Good Systems program present a one semester-credit-hour course titled “Essentials of AI for Life and Society.”
July 25, 2023
Poor Infrastructure in Houston’s Black Neighborhoods has Caused a Disproportionate Number of Pedestrian Crashes, New Study Says
Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin found that while majority-Black neighborhoods in Houston made up 14% of the area surveyed, those communities experienced 35% more pedestrian crashes than non-Black neighborhoods.
July 24, 2023
Houston's Black Neighborhoods Have a Disproportionate Number of Pedestrian Crashes, UT Study Finds
There is a direct line between under-investment in Black neighborhoods and the rising number of pedestrian crashes in those communities, Texas researchers found using Houston stats.