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Oct. 28, 2021
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An Algorithm for EMS Response
Good Systems researchers from the Department of Mathematics and the Cockrell School of Engineering have developed an algorithm that will improve Austin-Travis County EMS ambulance response by 88 seconds.
Oct. 11, 2021
New App in Works to Help Emergency Crews Examine Floods in Texas
When emergency crews are responding to floods, seconds matter. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin is developing an app that helps first responders assess the severity of floods instantly from their smartphones.
Sept. 28, 2021
Building Equity in AI: Insights from The University of Texas and Microsoft
S. Craig Watkins, professor in the Moody College of Communications, shares guiding strategies and principles for approaching AI and its role in society, specifically on how to use AI technology to solve health, humanitarian, and accessibility issues while keeping transparency, equity, and ethics at the forefront.
Sept. 23, 2021
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Degrees of Injustice: The Social Inequity of Urban Heat Islands
Urban heat islands — whereby cities experience much warmer temperatures than the suburbs — tend to reveal social inequities. Marginalized communities feel the brunt of the heat.
Sept. 22, 2021
New UT Program Puts Focus on Ethical AI, Building Robots To Do ‘Helpful Tasks’
A new UT Austin program will offer graduate coursework and professional development in responsible design and implementation of AI technologies.
Sept. 22, 2021
Mobility Hub Brings New Options to Northeast Austin ‘Transit Desert’
University of Texas at Austin researchers are partnering with the City of Austin to bring more transportation options to Georgian Acres, a neighborhood in Northeast Austin considered a “transit desert.”
Sept. 22, 2021
Solar-powered ‘Mobility Hub’ to Address Public Transit Inequities in North Austin
UT Austin researchers are designing a new "mobility hub" for the Georgian Acres neighborhood, near Interstate 35 and East Rundberg Lane. The project, a collaboration with the Austin Transportation Department and nonprofit Jail to Jobs, received a $1 million grant to help its efforts.
Sept. 21, 2021
The ability to collect massive amounts of data using technology is revolutionizing biological field work.
Technological Leaps Help Biologists Study Quickly Changing Landscapes
Timothy Keitt, professor of integrative biology, and Eric Abelson, research scientist, discuss the ways in which quickly advancing technology tools are transforming biological fieldwork.
Sept. 21, 2021
Austin Receives $1M Grant Toward Transportation Solutions
A $1 million grant will help the University of Texas at Austin, Austin Transportation Department and local nonprofit Jail to Jobs build and evaluate a community mobility hub to address community-identified challenges in north Austin's Georgian Acres neighborhood.
Sept. 20, 2021
New Robotics Program Focuses on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Through a new program starting next fall, UT students will create the next generation of accessible robots designed for the average person.