As a world leader in artificial intelligence with a history of challenging convention, UC Berkeley is shaping the future of this burgeoning field while exploring the larger implications of AI on society.
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Fall 2023 - Berkeley lectures on the status and future of AI
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS), the College of Computing, Data Science and Society (CDSS) and Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (BAIR) together continue Berkeley’s distinguished speaker series exploring the recent innovations in AI, its broader societal implications and its future potential at Berkeley and beyond. Read more about the lecture series on the CDSS website.
Past lectures - Spring 2023
During the 2023 spring semester, the primary architect of ChatGPT and leading Berkeley AI faculty presented insights and viewpoints in a series of seven public lectures presented by the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, BAIR, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), the Academic Senate and UC Berkeley. Read more about the spring AI lecture series on Berkeley News.
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Academics and research
AI is a significant focus for many areas around campus. Below are some examples of labs, programs, previous lectures, and more.
- Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (BAIR) | The BAIR Lab brings together UC Berkeley researchers across the areas of computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, planning, control, and robotics.
- Berkeley Law AI Institute | A multi-day, online executive academy to help lawyers understand AI technology and how companies use it, as well as the risks and ethical issues raised by autonomous systems.
- Berkeley AI Policy Hub | A collaboration between the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) and its AI Security Initiative and the CITRIS Policy Lab, the AI Policy Hub is a multidisciplinary initiative training forward-thinking graduate student researchers to develop effective governance and policy frameworks to guide artificial intelligence, today and into the future.
- Berkeley [Emergent Space Tensegrities | Energy and Sustainable Technologies | Expert Systems Technologies ] (BEST) Lab | The BEST Lab conducts research at the intersection of cutting-edge frontiers in design research, computational design, sustainability, gender equity, human-machine cognition, supervisory control, soft robotics, sensor fusion, design research and intelligent learning systems.
- The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) | CITRIS and the Banatao Institute is a University of California research center focused on creating IT solutions that generate societal and economic benefits for everyone.
- Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) | CDSS leverages Berkeley’s preeminence in research and excellence across disciplines to propel data science discovery, education, and impact.
- Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) | EECS offers one of the strongest research and instructional programs anywhere in the world with an array of cross-disciplinary, team-driven projects.
- Haas ExecEd: AI Strategies and Applications | Participants in this program learn about AI’s current capabilities and gain an understanding into the variety of ways AI can benefit different business functions.
Tech Policy Fellows | Offers scholars and practitioners the opportunity to spend six months to a year as a non-residential fellow at UC Berkeley to conduct research, share expertise and experiences with faculty, staff, and students and develop technical or policy interventions that support responsible technology development and use.
Our Better Web | An independent interdisciplinary initiative at Berkeley that brings together leadership from the Schools of Information; Journalism; Law; and Public Policy; the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society; and the CITRIS Policy Lab. Our Better Web researches and provides guidance on technical and policy strategies to mitigate harms from algorithmic amplification and algorithmic bias online.
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The below image is a UC Berkeley-inspired collage constructed from images generated in Dall-E-2. The prompts used to generate the imagery included specific campus landmarks, such as “the Campanile,” “Sproul Hall,” “Doe Library,” and “Memorial Stadium.”