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Transition from Skype to Teams by May 9


Published: April 8, 2021 5:48 pm

On May 9, UFIT will retire its Skype for Business service and transition entirely to Microsoft Teams. While scheduled Skype for Business meetings will be migrated and converted to Teams meetings, faculty and staff are encouraged to proactively switch applications prior to the deadline. To help with the transition process, UFIT has compiled several tools, […]

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Florida-grown coffee? How UF scientists are using AI to serve up the possibilities


Published: April 6, 2021 2:30 pm

Most of the world’s coffee is grown in tropical regions. However, a changing climate could allow coffee to grow farther north — for example, in Florida. To understand how that might work, UF scientists are growing coffee plants at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit. The project is a collaboration between UF/IFAS scientists […]

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AI Spotlight – The Smathers Libraries


Published: April 2, 2021 11:43 am

As part of UF’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiative, the Smathers Libraries aim to create an ‘AI for everyone’ academic environment. But what does this entail? As UF’s AI initiative continues to advance, furthering research and creating opportunities across campus, resources at the libraries will evolve to create pathways that lower the AI barriers of entry. […]

Explore AI applications in two upcoming NVIDIA-taught workshops


Published: March 16, 2021 12:06 pm

In partnership with NVIDIA, UF is offering two workshops this spring to support applications of artificial intelligence throughout the university. Both will be led by NVIDIA trainers and feature a hands-on approach to learning how to leverage AI and accelerated computing tools. The workshops require a registration fee, and NVIDIA course certificates are awarded upon […]

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AI Spotlight – The Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research


Published: February 25, 2021 1:43 pm

UF’s Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research offers an interdisciplinary forum for the study of gender and sexualities; their intersections with race, ethnicity, class and other sociocultural systems; and their functions in cultures and societies. Part of the center’s mission is also to stimulate individual and collaborative research by UF faculty engaged in […]

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AI Spotlight – College of Journalism and Communications


Published: February 18, 2021 1:13 pm

The College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) has a strong foundation in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Recognized as one of the best journalism and communication programs in the United States, CJC faculty use AI to address a number of issues, including the identification and elimination of misinformation. As part of the University of […]

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Options for using HiPerGator and HiPerGator AI


Published: February 17, 2021 1:24 pm

As announced in January, HiPerGator AI, along with the original HiPerGator, can be used for teaching and research by UF faculty and faculty from other universities. While the allocation of UF’s supercomputing resources is free for teaching a class for one semester, additional options include the following: For research, allocations can be purchased for periods […]

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AI Spotlight – The Florida Museum of Natural History


Published: February 11, 2021 4:32 pm

As part of the University of Florida’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative, the Florida Museum of Natural History is hiring faculty with an AI background. The museum, a leading authority in biodiversity and cultural heritage, is using its expertise to advance knowledge, solve real-world problems, and impact public policy and perception. To learn more about the […]

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UF-Chronicle of Higher Ed event to examine AI’s impact on research


Published: February 11, 2021 4:31 pm

The use of artificial intelligence is only beginning to emerge in higher education, but it has revolutionary potential, particularly as it relates to research. AI’s unique ability to process large data sets, speed up responses, make predictions and learn from its actions could transform how colleges manage their research-team operations and the way in which research itself is conducted. What […]

How individuals respond to social robots’ vocal cues and gestures


Published: February 11, 2021 4:29 pm

In a day and age when robots and artificial intelligence are a reality, the question of how different humans interact with these machines is key to improving the experience and outcomes. UF College of Journalism and Communications Assistant Professor Kun Xu sought to determine how humans perceive robots and whether their social interaction with them is affected when specific aesthetic […]


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