January 25, 2023

AI research teams win $20k grants at inaugural AI2Heal Datathon

The inaugural AI2Heal Datathon capped off its two-day festivities with a ceremony awarding five catalyst grants of $15,000 to $20,000 to University of Florida research teams for their artificial intelligence projects here on campus.

January 22, 2023

UF Warrington & AACSB partner to share best practices in AI and analytics education

In recent years, businesses have set a demand for graduates across disciplines with artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics competencies that can be immediately applied to their work. With this need, business schools across the nation are enhancing their AI and analytics-focused plans and programs to help build the workforce of the future.

January 8, 2023

Strategic plan project to improve IT infrastructure for AI readiness

The health care field produces dozens of useful data points during each patient visit, from height, weight and blood pressure to cholesterol levels and relevant family history. However, finding the right way to synthesize these data to improve current treatments and even find new cures for diseases requires a lot of computing power.


February 26, 2023

Seungahn Nah Explores the Intersection of AI and Democracy

Seungahn Nah's curiosity hooked him on the path of research and took him from an internship in South Korea’s National Assembly in the mid-1990s to pursue academia in the United States.

February 23, 2023

Using artificial intelligence and patient medical records to predict Alzheimer’s disease

Using data in electronic health records, University of Florida researchers have designed an artificial intelligence system that can predict which patients will develop Alzheimer’s disease up to five years before receiving a diagnosis.

February 21, 2023

In the Loop | College of the Arts |

The curiosity and conversation buzzing through the University of Florida about artificial intelligence (AI) should come as no surprise: #AIatUF is a big

February 8, 2023

UF to use $23.5 million grant to build AI infrastructure to improve critical care

The University of Florida has been awarded $3.6 million of a $23.5 million multicenter grant for a four-year data-generation project that is unprecedented in its scope, aimed at building an infrastructure for artificial intelligence in critical care and advancing artificial intelligence in ways that improve patients’ ability to recover from life-threatening illnesses.

February 7, 2023

College of Medicine to host First-of-its-Kind Conference on AI

This April, the UF College of Medicine will host its inaugural AI4Health: Improving Health through Artificial Intelligence conference, designed to explore how AI-enabled discoveries will change clinical practice and improve patients’ health. The conference, which will provide continuing medical education, or CME, credit to qualifying attendees, will showcase the exceptional AI expertise at UF and attract clinicians from across the state and nation to discuss the application of AI research advances in the realm of patient care.


March 26, 2023

Fintech in education – Preparing the next generation of business leaders

As the University of Florida seeks to build an AI university and transform the future workforce, financial technology has emerged as an area of focus, especially for the Warrington College of Business.

March 12, 2023

Advertising Professor Explores Use of Emerging Technology to Understand Consumer Behavior

Advertising Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence Yang Feng has focused her research in two areas: using machine learning to analyze a large amount of data related to ad campaigns, and exploring the role of social media algorithms in shaping consumer opinions. The goal is to use technology to bring a new perspective and effect change.

March 8, 2023

‘A continuous cycle of learning’

For any health care organization to provide the best patient care long term, continuous learning and improvement must be a priority. There is something to be learned from each patient visit, diagnosis and treatment that can help produce a better experience for others in the future.

March 5, 2023

User Perceptions and Trust of Fake News Detection Technology

The term “fake news” and its connotations took hold of the country during Donald Trump’s presidency. Still, the proliferation of unchecked journalism and false reporting has led to adopting AI tools to wade through the mess. This begs the question, do online users trust AI to weed out fake news?


April 27, 2023

New study uses AI to predict who may benefit from cognitive training to stave off dementia

A new University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions study aims to shed light on which older adults at risk for Alzheimer’s disease may respond to cognitive training programs designed to boost thinking skills that tend to decline with aging and disease.

April 23, 2023

Fixel Institute expands care with new neuroimaging and clinical research suites

A 15,000-square-foot neuroimaging suite that includes four high-tech imaging machines — including one of just three in the Southeast — opened Monday as the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health moves into a new phase of its growth.

April 18, 2023

Research Fridays: Rise of Non-Human Agents in (Strategic) Communication

Research Fridays features faculty and graduate students from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communicationspresenting current research to their colleagues. On April 7, 2023, Advertising Assistant Professor Won-Ki Moon presented “Rise of Non-Human Agents in (Strategic) Communication.”

April 12, 2023

UF Health launches AI research initiative in radiology

Using artificial intelligence tools to make radiologists’ work more precise and efficient is the goal as University of Florida Health researchers embark on an academic-industry collaboration.

April 10, 2023

UF researchers find link between asthma and cancer risk

Patients with asthma are almost one-and-a-half times more likely to develop cancer than those who don’t have the respiratory disease, a new University of Florida research study has found.

April 4, 2023

Public Health and Health Professions AI News

Artificial intelligence news from the College of Public Health and Health Professions


May 8, 2023

AI helps create better, simpler hepatitis, COVID-19 tests

The simplest test happens in a small test tube in just minutes. With further refinement, it could arrive at doctor's offices soon and one day, become available as home tests. 

May 4, 2023

UF partners on NSF-funded National AI Research Institute 

The National Science Foundation announced May 4 that it has selected a team of scientists from the University of Florida and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to lead a $20 million institute to advance artificial intelligence to promote STEM education. 



Leveraging artificial intelligence to improve patient safety and care quality

The UF College of Medicine is turning to AI to improve patient safety and care quality with an initiative called AI-QI, a series of programs designed to make a tangible impact in the realm of patient care by extending AI research into quality improvement activities at UF Health. One/two sentence article description


AI being used to better predict harmful algal blooms in SW Florida

Soon water managers could have a new tool to battle harmful algal blooms like red tide. That tool is artificial intelligence. Researchers at the University of Florida are using AI to forecast 14-day outlooks for harmful blooms. Those forecasts can then be used to stop or slow an algae bloom.


How studying AI can support one's career development

CNBC’s Kate Rogers joins ‘The Exchange’ to discuss the University of Florida's course offerings with an AI focus, applying the fundamentals of AI across jobs, and AI skills giving employees a competitive edge.



















July 22, 2023

Generative AI bots will change how we write forever - and that's a good thing

Sidney I. Dobrin, a professor and chair of the Department of English at UF, discusses if generative artificial intelligence will destroy writing or reinvigorate it. 

July 31, 2023

UF's Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence coming to Hillsborough County

A new research facility slated for Southeastern Hillsborough County could turn the area into the "Silicon Valley" of artificial intelligence for agriculture.  



















August 1, 2023

How America's biggest retailers plan to use technology to catch organized retail theft

Launched in 2000 with funding from Target and based at the University of Florida in Gainesville, the Loss Prevention Research Center has tested hundreds of anti-theft technologies for the retail checkout area, aisles in a home-improvement center, or a shopping mall parking lot.

August 15, 2023

Preparing Florida's youth for ever evolving 21st century

Thousands of high school students across Florida will embark on artificial intelligence coursework this coming school year, strengthening efforts by Florida public school officials and the University of Florida to equip the state’s youth with the essential skills required for an AI-enabled workforce.



October 20, 2023

IC3 researchers to transform patient care, education through new technology

UF Intelligent Clinical Care Center (IC3) gave an overview of a project to create a "digital twin" or virtual replica in the health care setting at the UF AI Days.  This project is being developed in the NVIDIA Omniverse using over 80 photos and videos from a real-world ICU room at UF Health Heart and Vascular Hospital for reference.

October 31, 2023

Scientists train AI to illuminate drugs’ impact on cellular targets

Led by Kirill Martemyanov, an international research team at The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute has trained an AI algorithm to predict drug responses based on the profiling of cellular drug targets and genetic variations. This advancement, demonstrating over 80% accuracy in predicting cell receptor responses to drugs, aims to foster the development of precision medicine, tailoring treatments to individual genetic profiles.



November 1, 2023

QPSI Academy launches second course in AI in medicine curriculum series

The UF College of Medicine's AI in medicine curriculum, housed under the Quality and Patient Safety Initiative (QPSI) provides courses that teach UF and non-UF medical professionals, faculty, and students how to use AI in the clinical setting. This is a first-of-its-kind curriculum that will contain several courses, the second of which launched this fall.

November 1, 2023

UF team seeks to double math learning through AI

The University of Florida is thrilled to announce its participation in the Learning Engineering Virtual Institute (LEVI). LEVI is harnessing the potential of AI and machine learning to enhance middle school math education.

November 3, 2023

UF opens Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology

Malachowsky Hall for Data Science and Information Technology is open and is a seven-story structure that will serve as a hub for advancing computing, communication, and cyber technologies and further support UF's work to integrate AI across the curriculum.

November 14, 2023

University of Florida shows advances in AI farming

At the University of Florida Research Center in Immokalee, artificial intelligence is transforming agriculture by utilizing technologies like facial recognition for crop analysis and drones for real-time monitoring of plant health. This AI-driven approach, integrated with satellite imagery, enhances farming efficiency, aids small farmers, and promotes environmental sustainability by precisely identifying and addressing the needs of individual plants.

November 15, 2023

Innovative veterinary learning health care system at UF will use AI to improve clinical care and treatments

The University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine is developing an AI-enabled digital imaging platform to integrate research into clinical practice, focusing on precision medicine and personalized cancer treatment. This $2.3 million project will leverage a vast data repository from diverse animal cases to drive innovation in veterinary medicine and contribute to broader health research, including comparative oncology and One Health initiatives.

November 15, 2023

UF Health researchers use AI to improve brain tumor analysis

University of Florida Health researchers have employed artificial intelligence to enhance the evaluation of meningioma brain tumors, using machine learning to analyze chemical characteristics and identify key tumor features for grading. This advanced approach, which significantly speeds up and improves the accuracy of tumor assessments, could lead to more precise treatment plans, but requires regulatory approval for clinical use.

November 21, 2023

Medical AI tool from UF, NVIDIA gets human thumbs-up in first study

Researchers at the University of Florida and NVIDIA have developed GatorTronGPT, an AI program capable of generating doctors' notes that are nearly indistinguishable from those written by humans. This innovation, confirmed by a study where physicians correctly identified the author only 49% of the time, shows potential for greatly enhancing efficiency in healthcare documentation.


December 6, 2023

New University of Florida project uses AI to improve treatments for childhood muscular dystrophy

The University of Florida's project, supported by a $480,000 grant and led by Krista Vandenborne, Ph.D., aims to enhance clinical trials for childhood neuromuscular diseases using AI and advanced muscle imaging. This initiative promises to improve treatment effectiveness, offer diagnostic support, and enhance life quality for children suffering from diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy.


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