Category: AI Research

Researching COVID-19 in the Media

A team of researchers from the Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Media (AIEM), which is housed in the Hariri Institute for Computing and is part of the Artificial Intelligence (AIR) Initiative, is studying how media outlets from different countries are covering the COVID-19 pandemic.  In an article published recently in BU The Brink, Lei Guo, Assistant Professor of Communication and […]

Is Artificial Intelligence A Blessing Or A Curse For The Environment?

The development of AI is perceived as an environmental concern. As AI continues to grow, so does the energy consumption and carbon emissions. Many scientists, researchers, and developers ore often oblivious or fail to recognize the environmental impact of their AI projects. To shed light on how AI impacts the environment, the publication PC Mag published an article that […]

Honda Research Institute Holds Info Session for Funding Proposals

This past March, the Honda Research Institute led an information session covering their special track offered as part of the Hariri Institute’s Research Incubation Awards. The talk was given to a full seminar room at the Hariri Institute for Computing as BU faculty members were given some insights into their proposal ideas. Explicitly, in their […]

Kate Saenko and Her Team Looks to Create a Robot for Recycling

Kate Saenko is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Boston University. She is also the founder and co-director of the Artificial Intelligence Research (AIR) initiative at the Hariri Institute for Computing. Her research interests include Artificial Intelligence with a specific focus on dataset bias, adaptive machine learning, learning for image and language understanding, and deep learning. […]

Two Researchers from the BU Shape Lab Talk About the Computational Design of Fabric Framework

Earlier this week Emily Whiting and Xiaoting Zhang were highlighted in BU Today’s “The Brink” magazine. The article entitled “Fabric Gives Form to a New DIY Manufacturing Method.” featured their project that focuses on combining computer science and a fabrication process known as fabric framework.  Fabric framework makes it easier to create large-scale custom shapes from scratch. […]

Cyber Alliance and AI Researchers Adam Smith and Ran Canetti Mentioned in an Article on “Improving AI Fairness”

Earlier this week VentureBeat.com wrote an article entitled “Boston University Researchers Develop Framework to Improve AI Fairness.” In the article, a research paper called, “From Soft Classifiers to Hard Decisions: How Fair Can We Be?” is highlighted for the explanation of how we are trusting AI algorithms to make critical decisions sometimes unfairly. This is especially […]

“CreativeAI: Machine Learning meets 3D Content Creation”, Niloy Mitra (University College London)

Niloy Mitra, University College London Monday, November 12, 2018, 10:30am Networking reception, 10:30-11:00am; Seminar 11:00-12:00pm Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 “CreativeAI: Machine Learning meets 3D Content Creation”   Abstract: A long-standing goal of Computer Graphics is to create high-quality geometric content for a variety of applications including games, movies, product design, and engineering […]

AIR Studies How Machines Learn and Think

Researchers from Boston University’s Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative (AIR), housed at the Hariri Institute, attempt to understand how computers make decisions once they have been programmed to learn. Kate Saenko, an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at BU, takes a look into how computers programmed with artificial intelligence gather information and go about […]