In setting the standard for an AI university, the University of Florida is preparing AI-capable students in every discipline for the 21st century workforce while fueling life-changing discoveries by research faculty in every college. This work, guided by a strong foundation in ethics, is driving the creation of a diversified, technology-driven, high-wage economy in Florida and strengthening the country's competitiveness in a global market.
Learn more in the Building an AI University Booklet.
The University of Florida’s AI initiative will make UF a national leader in AI and have far-reaching impacts for the university and its students and faculty.
Equally important, it will play a crucial role in educating and preparing the workforce for the fourth digital revolution
to benefit our nation's economy, international ties, security, and to ensure the ethical use of artificial intelligence.
Building future economic growth
Emerging as a national leader in AI development and application
Creating opportunities for our students
Artificial intelligence is transforming the way UF researchers across all disciplines can make discoveries to benefit the citizens of this state and the nation. Our current stories are below.
UF neuroscientist uses AI to map learning, decision-making, to discover how brains work
Neuroscientist Ryoma Hattori, Ph.D., has joined The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology, focusing on the complexities of reinforcement learning and decision-making processes in the brain, which could impact psychiatric and autism spectrum disorders treatment.
How UF is combatting AI misinformation elections
The 2024 election faces a significant challenge from AI-driven disinformation, with UF's Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology combating deepfakes through AI detection tools and media literacy education to uphold information integrity.
University of Florida to strengthen its sports program through AI-Powered Athletics
The University of Florida launches a groundbreaking AI-Powered Athletics project within the UF & Sport Collaborative, funded by a $2.5 million initiative to enhance sports performance and healthcare through advanced data analytics and wearable technology, aiming to benefit student-athletes and advance interdisciplinary research.
AI technology: A promising aid in nursing education and beyond
Dr. Lisiane Pruinelli at the University of Florida College of Nursing explores the promising role of AI in reducing nurse burnout and enhancing patient care, highlighting both the potential and the current limitations of technologies like ChatGPT in nursing education.
At UF, human connections power artificial intelligence
The University of Florida is harnessing artificial intelligence to bridge and redefine interdisciplinary scholarship across the humanities and social sciences, fostering innovative collaborations that span multiple disciplines.
Can we create the molecules of life?
University of Florida researchers demonstrated through HiPerGator supercomputer simulations that life's essential molecules can naturally form, advancing our understanding of the origins of life.
Colleges are using AI to prepare hospitality workers of the future
Rachel J.C. Fu's new book emphasizes the growing importance of AI in the hospitality industry, predicting a shift towards technology-driven jobs and enhancing guest experiences through AI applications, from operational tasks to personalized learning and customer service in education and industry practices.
The University of Florida's AI Minute helps us understand artificial intelligence and what it means for society today and in the future. These one-minute broadcasts of AI news are sponsored by the AI2 Center and air on WUFT-89.1 FM.
The centerpiece of UF's AI initiative is the most powerful university-owned supercomputer in the U.S., which was made possible by the generosity of NVIDIA and NVIDIA co-founder and UF alumnus Chris Malachowsky.
NVIDIA is the world leader in the development of processors that were originally designed for displaying realistic graphics. These processors are called GPU for graphics processor units. It was then found that these GPUs are also great for advanced scientific simulation and more recently that they are even better at performing the computing for AI tools and algorithms.