Topic: Artificial intelligence

Using AI to Discover New Worlds

Dec. 14, 2017
Kepler 90 vs. the solar system

The discovery of an eighth planet circling the star Kepler-90 by UT Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg overturns our solar system’s status as having the highest number of known planets. We're now in a tie.

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AI and Supercomputers Help Alleviate Urban Traffic Problems

Dec. 11, 2017
Still from autonomous traffic camera video analysis

Researchers developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence and supercomputers to automatically recognize objects in raw traffic camera footage and characterize how they move and interact.

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Change Everything

Sept. 1, 2016
North American City Transformed by Artificial Intelligence

A panel of academic and industrial thinkers looks ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in AI might affect life in a typical North American city.

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Mass Extinctions Can Accelerate Evolution

Aug. 12, 2015
Virtual Biped Robot

A computer science team at UT Austin has found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs. Beyond its implications for artificial intelligence, the research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.

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Texas Students Win IBM Watson Competition With App Expanding Access to Social Services

Jan. 16, 2015

[caption id="attachment_50010" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The University of Texas at Austin team flashes the school's "hook 'em horns" sign as they celebrate their first place win in the Watson University Competition. Held at IBM Watson headquarters in NYC, the team worked over the course of a semester to develop a Watson-based app, CallScout, that could improve citizens' access to state services. (L-R): Professor Bruce Porter, Thejas Prasad, Niko Lazaris, Matt Ebeweber, Bri Connelly, Jay Shah, Jeffrey Tang and Ken Barker, Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Group (Photo Credit: Augusto F Menezes/Feature Photo Service for IBM)"][/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Students from The University of Texas at Austin won $100,000 in seed funding for developing an idea for a smart phone app that would use artificial intelligence to help Texas residents get information about health care, food assistance and other social services in partnership with the United Way for Greater Austin's 2-1-1 Navigation Center.

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