The AI ​​Summit brings together an exciting array of research in progress

Applications being developed at RIT using artificial intelligence range from sophisticated medical monitoring equipment to the development of autonomous systems for Indy racing cars.

These represent some of the exciting and complex work underway at the university that will be highlighted at the AI@RIT Summit: Discovering and Harnessing the Breadth and Depth of Artificial Intelligence at RIT.

The AI ​​Summit, which will take place October 6 and 7 at RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios, will showcase the wide range of artificial intelligence initiatives across the university. Registration is open to faculty, staff, bachelors and master’s students. During the two days, participants will have access to tutorials and panel presentations aimed at building a larger community of AI researchers. The discussions will also focus on how AI will be integrated into the courses and on setting strategic goals about the university’s future direction and leadership in this area.

“We have a large and diverse set of researchers using and developing artificial intelligence tools that literally span the entire academic landscape at RIT,” said Ryne Raffaelle, RIT’s associate provost and vice president for research. “The goal of this summit is to bring the entire community together to share and learn from each other about all aspects of AI.”

During the first day of the summit, tutorials will consist of basic AI, such as: understanding what AI encompasses; what is machine learning and computer vision; and how AI is being integrated into systems such as game design, health monitoring and autonomous vehicle development.

In a 2022 report from the Pew Research Center, Americans are generally positive about how AI is being used, but also concerned about how it can improve society. RIT Summit attendees will learn about how AI technology systems are being developed, but also how these systems enable ethical, social justice, and environmental aspects of society today—and RIT’s role in advancing these technologies.

A small sample of these advances led by RIT researchers include, but are not limited to:

A schedule of sessions is available for the AI@RIT Summit, which will take place from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm on October 6 in MAGIC’s Wegmans Theater and from 9am to 4pm on October 7th at MAGIC’s Sound Stage.

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