The class will be led by David Doermann, director of UB's Artificial Intelligence Institute, who recently testified before Congress.


Ethics in curriculum will be a requirement as opposed to an afterthought, organizers say.


An article in The Buffalo News reports David Doermann, professor of SUNY Empire Innovation and director of the Artificial Intelligence Institute in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, testified before the House Intelligence Committee about the threats that “deepfake” videos and other types of artificial intelligence-generated synthetic data pose to the U.S. election system. 


One of five jobs in Western New York are in industries with ties to clean energy, yet 54% of workers in clean energy industries are aged 45 or older.


Deepfakes pose a disinformation threat capable of disrupting the 2020 election, Doermann says.


An article in Business First reports the number of UB students studying to become engineers has exploded in the last 10 years, rising from 4,057 in 2009 to 7,388 in fall 2018, an increase of 58 percent, and interviews Liesl Folks, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


An article in The New York Times about an oceanic pop-up titled “Ocean Cube” reports the show, created with sustainable practices in mind, is a collaboration with organizations that include the UB Fabrication Workshop and the UB SMART Communities of Excellence. It takes visitors underwater in a technical simulation filled with bioluminescent sea creatures and is on display in New York City through August.


The $32 million project will match students, faculty, clinicians, and researchers with a powerful collection of resources to commercialize innovations.


UB’s success in developing MOOCS is creating synergies within UB and SUNY, and promoting the sharing of best practices.


WAMC-FM’s Academic Minute interviews Kenny Joseph, assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who discussed how we can stop fake news from impacting the 2020 election.