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AI following baby’s development capable of language learning, NYU study finds

Researchers used footage from a camera mounted on a baby’s head to train an artificial intelligence model and test its language-learning capabilities.
Antonia Ang and Max Getty February 14, 2024

Artificial intelligence might be able to learn a language similarly to a baby, even without any prior knowledge of grammar or social interactions, researchers from NYU’s Center...

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Tandon, FDNY to shorten emergency response times with AI

The project, led by Tandon professor Joseph Chow, aims to improve urban congestion with artificial intelligence.
Stella Zhong, Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

New York City Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh announced a yearlong partnership with NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering at a public safety briefing on Feb. 2 that aims to escalate...

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Guest Essay: NYU wants your opinion about AI tools

Clay Shirky is the university’s vice provost for AI and technology in education.
Clay Shirky, Guest Contributor November 30, 2023

All of NYU is adapting to the arrival of generative AI tools like ChatGPT, GitHub Copilot or Midjourney, but students are adapting faster than faculty or the administration. And...

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Review: ‘Foe’ — despite its potential, it’s a big disappointment

Out in theaters now, the movie follows a couple’s relationship being tested when a proposal is brought to them.
Madeline Kane, Staff Writer October 25, 2023

While the real world has only more generally raised concerns about artificial intelligence over the past decade, cinema has grappled with the idea of artificial beings for decades....

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NYU launches new AI initiative with South Korean research university

The university will collaborate with the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology to advance its artificial intelligence research efforts.
Graylin Lucas, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

NYU recently launched an initiative alongside the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, a national research university in South Korea, to expand its research on...

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Babies and AI go head to head in new NYU study

A recent NYU study compares the ability of infants and machines to understand human behavior.
Graylin Lucas, Contributing Writer March 9, 2023

Babies may know a lot more than we think. A recent NYU study shows that compared to artificial intelligence, infants are better at detecting the motivation behind human decisions.  Moira...

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Opinion: ChatGPT has untapped potential for use in the classroom

Phillip HoSang, Contributing Writer February 27, 2023

Artificial intelligence is changing the world as we know it, and now it's making its way into education with the emergence of ChatGPT. Media and educators alike have been abuzz...

A laptop screen displaying the user interface of the artificial intelligence writing tool “Chat G.P.T.” with the prompt “write New York University’s academic integrity policy on using chat G.P.T.” on the top.

ChatGPT is here — what’s NYU doing about it?

“The existence of a well-written paragraph is no longer evidence of human effort,” reads a memo to NYU’s schools, warning them of the plagiarism possibilities that ChatGPT and AI programs like it bring to the classroom.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor February 2, 2023

ChatGPT, the easily accessible, uncannily human artificial intelligence program that can quickly generate text from a prompt, has caused a stir at universities across the country....

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AI makes MRIs 4 times faster, NYU and Meta researchers find

Researchers from NYU Langone’s radiology department created artificial intelligence that produces high-quality images in partnership with Meta AI, using just a quarter of the data needed in previous scans.
Annabelle Wang, Contributing Writer January 30, 2023

Artificial intelligence improves the speed and clarity of MRIs as compared with traditional scanning, according to a recent study from the radiology department at NYU Langone...

Author Kazuo Ishiguro dressed in a white shirt, silver-patterned tie and black suit in the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro joins NYU Reads panel 

Kazuo Ishiguro, who authored this year’s NYU Reads selection “Klara and the Sun,” discussed his novel and creative writing process during a panel with NYU students and faculty.
Yezen Saadah, Contributing Writer September 30, 2022

Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro joined a panel of NYU students and faculty to talk about the process of writing his novel, “Klara and the Sun,” on Thursday, Sept....

Researchers are discovering that a lack of diversity in technology is problematic to the future of AI. (via Gerd Leonhard on

Researchers Find ‘Diversity Disaster’ in Artificial Intelligence Industry

A report from NYU’s AI Now Institute highlighted how a lack of diversity in the artificial intelligence industry has influenced discriminatory technology.
Akiva Thalheim, Social Media Editor April 23, 2019

Artificial intelligence tools created by leading technology companies have come under fire in recent years for discriminating against women, people of color and other minorities....

Yann LeCun (via Facebook)

Courant Professor Who Won Turing Award Sees Hopeful Future in AI

From digital assistants to medical image analysis, Professor Yann LeCun said artificial intelligence will continue to improve society.
Akiva Thalheim, Social Media Editor March 29, 2019

NYU Courant Professor of Computer Science Yann LeCun won the A. M. Turing Award on Wednesday. The award is considered by many to be the “Nobel Prize of Computing.” Announced...

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