Artificial Intelligence

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New research teaches AI how people move with internet videos

The project enables neural networks to model how people are positioned based on only partial views of their bodies, like perspective shots in instructional videos or vlogs.|Medium Read
Prof. Chad Jenkins

Before we put $100 billion in AI

An op-ed on developing artificial intelligence to serve the common good by Chad Jenkins.|Short Read
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AI-powered interviewer provides guided reflection exercises during COVID-19 pandemic

The virtual interviewer uses therapeutic writing techniques to help users cope with difficult situations.|Short Read
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Research on human biases in AI learning earns best student paper award

The project demonstrated that a certain bias in humans who train intelligent agents significantly reduced the effectiveness of the training.|Medium Read
The experimental flow loop that will be used to emulate the cooling loop in a molten salt reactor

$5.2M for digital twins of nuclear reactors could bring down nuclear energy costs

Virtual copies of nuclear reactors could enable smarter maintenance for current reactors and more automation for advanced reactors.|Medium Read
Xueru Zhang

Xueru Zhang awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Zhang is working to improve data security and address important ethical issues related to AI and discriminatory data sets. |Short Read
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Computer scientists employ AI to help address COVID-19 challenges

Five multidisciplinary research teams are working on projects to assist with the coronavirus outbreak and to help find solutions to pressing problems.|Medium Read
Emily Mower Provost

Emily Mower Provost named Toyota Faculty Scholar

Her work uses machine learning to measure mood, emotion, and other aspects of human behavior for purposes of providing early or real-time interventions for people in managing their health. |Medium Read

Jessie Yang and Cong Shi receive ARL funding for research on human-agent teaming

U-M IOE assistant professor, Xi Jessie Yang, and associate professor, Cong Shi, have received funding from the Army Research Laboratory to improve trust dynamics within human-agent relationships to create effective teaming.|Short Read
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World’s most complex synthetic microparticle outdoes nature’s intricacy

Creating and measuring intricacy in particles that could improve electronics and chemical reactions.|Medium Read

Emotion recognition has a privacy problem – here’s how to fix it

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to “unlearn” sensitive identifying data from audio used to train machine learning models|Short Read
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Deep learning AI discovers surprising new antibiotics

Deep-learning AI will help keep us ahead of drug resistant pathogens.|Short Read