Artificial Intelligence

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Learning With AI a new online resource

The University of Maine has launched Learning With AI, an initiative to help faculty and students adapt to an educational landscape transformed by generative AI like ChatGPT and DALLE. Originally convened by UMaine’s New Media program and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), the initiative has quickly gathered contributors from across the […]

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Ghanavati awarded $674,804 from NSF to study data privacy

Sepideh Ghanavati, assistant professor of computer science, has received a $674,804 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her research studying data privacy. The annual NSF CAREER awards are one of the organization’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty and include a federal grant for research and education activities […]

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Salimeh Sekeh wants to teach AI how to manage itself

Salimeh Sekeh wants to help humanity — and she sees artificial intelligence as a key way to do that. At the University of Maine, Sekeh is leading research that designs machine learning models and teaches artificial intelligence to essentially improve itself, which will have impactful applications in Maine and beyond. Before Sekeh joined the University […]

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Corey speaks to Grid about autonomous vehicles

Richard Corey, director of the Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Lab at the University of Maine, spoke to Grid about whether autonomous vehicles will be able to push gas-powered cars off the market. Corey discussed the issue of how people will interact with autonomous vehicles once they become more prevalent, and discussed VEMI Lab’s […]

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Artificial intelligence can be used to better monitor Maine’s forests, UMaine study finds

Monitoring and measuring forest ecosystems is a complex challenge because of an existing combination of softwares, collection systems and computing environments that require increasing amounts of energy to power. The University of Maine’s Wireless Sensor Networks (WiSe-Net) laboratory has developed a novel method of using artificial intelligence and machine learning to make monitoring soil moisture […]

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BDN features VEMI Lab

The Bangor Daily News featured the University of Maine’s Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Lab. The BDN reported that VEMI Lab’s biggest project is its groundbreaking research into autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, for which it has received a total of $600,000 in two grant two U.S. Department of Transportation Inclusive Design Challenges, beating […]

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Ability Magazine cites UMaine VEMI Lab grant for accessible ride share apps

In an article featuring a Q&A with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigeig, Ability Magazine noted that the University of Maine took third place in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Inclusive Design Challenge for its Autonomous Vehicle Assistant (AVA) that assists passengers with visual impairments and older adults with ride-hailing and trip planning.

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Zipe Education notes UMaine role in collaborative research into artificial intelligence

In an article about research grants in New Hampshire, Zipe Education noted a $6 million collaborative effort with the University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, Southern Maine Community College and Vermont Technical College to investigate how artificial intelligence drives innovation in the future of advanced manufacturing. The project will […]

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