Artificial Intelligence (AI), as a field, has experienced incredible growth this past decade and is transforming academic disciplines well beyond traditional computing, and more broadly is transforming enterprise and society. Nations are competing for dominance in AI, with heavy investments in developing AI technologies, and educating and training an AI-ready workforce.
Cornell is a recognized world leader in Artificial Intelligence through its faculty in the areas of Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and core AI, among others. Cornell also has significant strengths across campus in other areas that can play a role in developing and shaping AI such as human-computer interaction, cognitive science, behavioral science, robotics, optimization, data science, computer architecture, engineering, policy, and ethics. Further, many application domains will be disrupted by AI including scientific discovery, medicine, business, climate, and agriculture. To help Cornell formulate its AI strategy for the next decade(s), the charge to the AI Initiative committee is:
- Identify research areas in which Cornell can lead in the global AI landscape by investments in core AI, and by combining strengths in AI and other disciplines at Cornell.
- Propose models for AI education at Cornell at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
- Propose models for how Cornell’s AI Initiative should be structured to position Cornell for maximum external (and internal) impact.
- Propose models for external engagement and technology transfer with industry and through entrepreneurship.
|Bart Selman||Computer Science, Bowers CIS|
|Kilian Weinberger||Computer Science, Bowers CIS|
|Jayadev Acharya||ECE, Engineering|
|Morten Christiansen||Psych, Arts and Sciences|
|Deborah Estrin||CS, Bowers CIS, Cornell Tech|
|Silvia Ferrari||MAE, Engineering|
|Peter Frazier||ORIE, Engineering|
|Jesse Goldberg||Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences|
|Carla Gomes||CS, Bowers CIS; Dyson|
|Thorsten Joachims||CS and IS, Bowers CIS|
|Jon Kleinberg||CS and IS, Bowers CIS|
|Sarah Kreps||Govt, Arts and Sciences|
|Hadas Kress-Gazit||MAE, Engineering|
|Lillian Lee||CS and IS, Bowers CIS|
|Shaun Nichols||Philosophy, Arts and Sciences|
|David Shmoys||ORIE, Engineering|
|Marty Wells||DS, Bowers CIS; ILR|
|Fengqi You||CBE, Engineering|