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Artist rendition of human brain inside of head with Neuralink implant.

Jan 9, 2023

Are we ready for computer chips in our brains?

Recently Elon Musk and his company Neuralink announced that they could be ready for human trials of their wireless brain chip in as little as six months. The thought of machines run by artificial intelligence (AI) implanted in our heads is the stuff of dreams and nightmares. Most concerns about this technology come from our need to understand what it can and can not do. So we sat down with our brain-computer interface expert, Dr. CS Nam, to get to the bottom of this. 

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Dec 12, 2022

Fossil-sorting robots will help researchers study oceans, climate

The new tech automates a tedious process that plays a key role in ocean and climate research. 

A young girl of East Asian descent touches hands with a robot.

Oct 10, 2022

Mathematical formula tackles complex moral decision-making in AI

The work focused on technologies in which humans interact with AI programs. 

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Oct 5, 2022

CSC offering undergraduate concentration in artificial intelligence

In fall 2022, the Department of Computer Science (CSC) launched a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) concentration for undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science. Dr. Sarah Heckman, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs in CSC, said this concentration will equip students with an understanding of theoretical, conceptual and professional AI practices and enable them to use AI models to solve real-world problems. 

A robot handles green liquid in Abolhasani's lab.

Sep 6, 2022

New AI collaboration aims to accelerate R&D of specialty chemicals

Eastman and NC State’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will collaborate to accelerate the research and development of new specialty chemicals. 

James Lester standing behind computer modeled illustration of molecular structures.

Aug 18, 2022

Ask An Engineer: What is artificial intelligence?

In this video interview, Dr. James Lester, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Educational Informatics, discusses what artificial intelligence is, what it isn't and what to look for in the months and years to come. 

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Jul 11, 2022

AI researchers tackle longstanding ‘data heterogeneity’ problem for federated learning

The new approach allows users to develop accurate AI models more quickly and accurately. 

African-American woman in white shirt behind superimposed computer graphics.

Jun 30, 2022

Human-computer interface, deep learning and explainable AI

The human body is an important source of big data. Biometric data can be collected to track health status and actively improve quality of life. Though data analysis has recently been actively used as a tool for industrial innovation, biometric data analysis seems to approach the essence of engineering in terms of developing technologies that benefit human beings. 

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Mar 16, 2022

‘Self-Driving’ lab speeds up research, synthesis of energy materials

The technology can be used to advance both fundamental nanoscience and applied engineering.