Artificial Intelligence

Penn State’s history as a pioneer in interdisciplinary research and its status as a leader in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science makes it an ideal place for organizations that want to collaborate with artificial intelligence and machine learning scholars and for students who hope to study alongside some of the world’s most renowned researchers in the field.
Innovative Leader in Artificial Intelligence

Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences connects thousands of Penn State researchers from different disciplines who are using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science to tackle pressing issues facing society today, from optimizing the power grid, to improving students’ learning outcomes, to identifying diseases in crops in developing countries, to understanding the nature and history of the universe. The institute also operates Penn State’s supercomputer, which has the power of more than 36,000 traditional computers working together. Here are just a few examples of Penn State researchers’ groundbreaking work:

  • Making the Internet Faster: A team led by Penn State researchers designed a machine-learning algorithm to reduce the size of multimedia files, such as videos and images, and restore them without losing much quality or information. The system could help solve the world’s huge data clog problem.
  • Clickbait Detector: Penn State researchers trained an artificial intelligence model that outperformed other clickbait detectors. The technology not only may be used to help people safely navigate the web and social media, but might also help developers create even better algorithms, in general.
  • Weather Forecasters: Penn State researchers are using artificial intelligence to pinpoint swift-changing weather areas to help meteorologists produce more accurate weather forecasts more efficiently.
  • Revealing the History of Humankind: Penn State archaeologists led an effort to use a machine learning algorithm to scour through remote sensing data, such as satellite imagery, to find ancient human settlements – and maybe even solve some of anthropology’s biggest mysteries.
  • Artificial Intelligence is the development of autonomous systems that companies can use to supplement workforce interaction or decision-making processes.
  • Machine Learning is the process of developing algorithms from data science models to give insights on behaviors to predict future opportunities.
  • Data Science is the ability to take a company’s data (financial/operational/customer/other) and stage it to allow for better decision making based on their industry.
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