MARCH 18, 2021 — Dhireesha Kudithipudi, director of the MATRIX AI Consortium for Human Well-Being at UTSA, professor, and the Robert F. McDermott Endowed Chair in electrical and computer engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, will speak as a panelist on Texas Public Radio’s show “Think Science” featuring the latest developments in artificial intelligence this Friday.
The show will examine breakthroughs in the way machines adapt and learn to solve problems, and see what the next decade has in store as we move toward human-level artificial intelligence. The panel will also discuss the hurdles that need to be cleared to achieve human-level AI, and what cautions we should be mindful of as science advances AI technology.
Specifically, Kudithipudi’s presentation “How are Brains Shaping the Future of AI?” will detail how better understanding of biological brains can play a vital role in building intelligent machines. She will discuss the interactions between the AI and neural processing that showcase brain-inspired AI systems.
Kudithipudi’s presentation will also feature recent advances from her lab, which conducts research in neuromorphic computing, brain-inspired algorithms, and AI accelerators. She will conclude with how this multidisciplinary research thrust is shaping within the newly established MATRIX AI Consortium at UTSA.
The interactive panel will take place online at noon on Friday, March 19.
Guests will also include Mutale Nkonde, CEO of the nonprofit communications agency AI for the People, and Michael Hartnett, lead engineer at the Southwest Research Institute. The moderator will be Nathan Cone, vice president for cultural and community engagement at Texas Public Radio.
This Think Science event is sponsored by CodeUp, the Mind Science Foundation, and the UTSA Knowledge Enterprise.
UTSA students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to raise their voices and participate in the upcoming joint primary runoff election. Any registered Bexar County voter may vote at the H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102).Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), H-E-B Student Union, Main Campus
Adult Mental Health First Aid consists of 6 hours of instructor-led training, in which teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to the individual, student/colleague, who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services at UTSAJohn Peace Library (4.04.12C), Main Campus
Refusing to Forget is a collaborative effort to examine and expose the devastating impact of state-sanctioned racial violence throughout the early 20th century in the Texas Borderlands. This will be a two-day workshop.Gregory Luna Room, Buena Vista Building, Downtown Campus
Join fellow UTSA accounting alumni for this fun-filled event that includes breakfast, a round of golf, an awards luncheon and great prizes. All proceeds from the tournament benefit student scholarships.Canyon Springs Golf Club, 24405 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX 78260
UTSA students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to raise their voices and participate in the upcoming joint primary runoff election. Election day is Tuesday, May 24. Any registered Bexar County voter may vote at the H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102).Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), H-E-B Student Union, Main Campus
The Faculty Coffee Chat is designed to provide faculty members the space to discuss current issues they are facing in an inclusive and supportive environment.Virtual Event
These sessions are focused on incoming Freshman who are attending the UTSA Summer Orientation and are intending to major in areas within the College of Liberal and Fine Arts! We'll have important information and giveaways for you - come meet us.Willow room (SU 2.02.1), Main Campus
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