We use the UMBC group umbc-ai to share news about AI research, events, and opportunities at UMBC. UMBC faculty, staff, and students can join the group to receive email messages. Anyone can view past news on the group or on the AI.UMBC.EDU website. Below are short summaries of recent messages from the UMBC AI Center.



AI talks at COEIT Research Day, 10:30-12:30, Friday April 19

Six talks on current AI research at UMBC

The UMBC College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) Research Day event takes place from 9:00 am  to 3:00 pm on Friday, April 19, 2024. Parallel sessions of talks on COEIT research...

Posted: April 8, 2024, 10:38 AM

Talk: Influencing Societies via Narrative Construction, 4/12

Dr. Anupam Joshi on misinformation, disinformation & LLMs

The UMBC Cyber Defense Lab presents Shaping Opinion and Influencing Societies through Narrative Construction Anupam Joshi CSEE Professor and Acting CoEIT Dean 12–1pm, Friday, April...

Posted: April 7, 2024, 3:18 PM

AI, Privacy & Ethics Symposium, Dr. Ray Pun, 12-1 ET Mon 4/8

The Librarian is In: Q&A with Ray Pun on All Things AI

Please join the UMBC Library staff as they interview Dr. Ray Pun on all things AI! Do you have any burning questions about ChatGPT and other LLMs? What does the current landscape in libraries and...

Posted: April 5, 2024, 10:22 AM

UMBC & GESTAR II hosted UN-ITU Focus Group's annual workshop

Focus on AI methods and use-cases for disaster management

The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (UN-ITU) Focus Group on AI for Natural Disaster Management scheduled its annual international workshop. This year, NASA’s Disasters...

Posted: April 5, 2024, 9:06 AM

Talk: What Does Language Do and What Can We Do With It?

Dr. Christine Mallinson Lipitz Lecture, 4pm April 18, UMBC

What Does Language Do and What Can We Do With It? Language is essential to humanity. How we use language is a key part of how we define ourselves and how we relate to each other, as individuals...

Posted: April 4, 2024, 9:34 AM

AI Lunchbox: Ethics and AI, 12-1pm ET Thursday, April 4

How can we ensure the ethical and moral use of AI

The UMBC Center for Applied AI will hold another session in its online AI Lunchbox series on Ethics and AI from 12 to 1 pm this Thursday, April 4. How do we ensure the ethical and moral...

Posted: April 3, 2024, 9:13 AM

Professor Lara Martin an organizer of NLP and Games workshop

A one stop shop for all things interactive narrative + AI

UMBC Professor Lara Martin is one of the organizers of the Wordplay: When Language Meets Games workshop, which will be held at the annual Association of Computational Linguistics conference in...

Posted: April 2, 2024, 7:35 AM

AI, Privacy, & Ethics Symposium: Tim Finin 12-1pm 4/1 WebEx

After 75 Years of AI, Can Machines Think?

Mathematician Alan Turing proposed a simple test to answer the question 'Can machines think?' nearly 75 years ago. Today, the surprising abilities of generative AI systems like ChatGPT make many...

Posted: March 31, 2024, 9:53 PM

Beyond the Code: AI, Ethics & Future of GIS Professionals

AI and Geographic Information Systems

This episode of UMBC's GIS-focused series, Beyond the Code: AI, Ethics, and the Future of GIS Professionals, delves deep into the transformative role of artificial intelligence in the field of...

Posted: March 28, 2024, 9:55 PM

UMBC AOK Library symposia on AI, Privacy, and Ethics

12-1pm ET every Monday in April 2024, online

The UMBC library has organized an online symposium series on AI, Privacy and Ethics that will take place from 12-1 pm ET each Monday in April, 2024. The five sessions are: April 1: "After 75...

Posted: March 27, 2024, 9:53 PM