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Artificial intelligence partnership with NVIDIA will propel UF Research and scholarship

On Tuesday, UF announced a public-private partnership with NVIDIA that will help UF researchers address some of the world’s most formidable challenges, create unprecedented access to AI training and tools for underrepresented communities, and build momentum for transforming the future of the workforce. The university will be home to the most powerful AI supercomputer in higher education.

The initiative is anchored by a $50 million gift — $25 million from UF alumnus Chris Malachowsky and $25 million in hardware, software, training and services from NVIDIA, the Silicon Valley-based technology company he founded that has become a world leader in AI and accelerated computing.

UF will be among the nation’s first to integrate AI across all disciplines and make it a ubiquitous part of its academic enterprise. It will offer certificates and degree programs in AI and data science, with curriculum modules for specific technical and industry-focused domains. The initiative includes a commitment on the part of UF to hire 100 more faculty members focused on AI. They will join 500 new faculty recently added across disciplines — many of whom will also weave AI into their teaching and research.

To learn more about what’s in store, check out the video below and read the full announcement.

Published: July 28th, 2020

Category: News