The unknown is imminently knowable.
What we know about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on science and society today, will be transformed tomorrow. At UC San Diego, we thrive in the never-been-done-before, and so we dive in – charting a path into the unknown world of AI. From informing climate action and protecting our environment to developing lifesaving medical solutions and better healthcare models, UC San Diego is advancing how the world uses AI, creating tools that will improve our lives and create an equitable future for all.
AI and Health
Many have hinted at AI's great potential to enhance practices across research and medicine, with applications spanning everything from radiology and surgery to disease modeling and drug discovery, and even patient safety and cybersecurity. But physicians and scientists are still working to translate that potential into real-world use, with UC San Diego faculty among those leading the charge. Read the story »
UC San Diego scientists and scholars push the limits of AI research and applications: from using machine learning to develop desperately needed medical solutions to creating ethical frameworks for an AI-driven future.
Rommie Amaro's develops computational methods in biophysics and uses machine learning for applications in drug discovery.
Rommie Amaro | Professor and Shuler Scholar, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Henrik Christensen is a national policy leader for the field of robotics and AI and has testified before Congress on the subject.
Henrik Christensen | Director, Contex Robotics Institute
Tricia Bertram Gallant is an expert on integrity in education, and is leading the charge in integrating AI into UC San Diego’s approach to teaching and learning.
Tricia Bertram Gallant | Director, UC San Diego Academic Integrity Office
AI Assisted Tools
Move over, ChatGPT: These AI-powered technologies and innovations being developed and implemented at UC San Diego could lead to the next developments in the “AI revolution.” From helping us manage chronic health conditions to deciding which movies to watch, advances in AI can help inform decision-making, accelerate scientific discovery—and even save lives. Read the story »
AI Related Centers and Institutes
The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale
The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale (TILOS) is part of a $220M NSF National AI Research Institutes investment to create multidisciplinary, multi-institution research institutes to serve as national hubs for universities, federal agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations to advance AI research and workforce development.
The Institute for Practical Ethics
The Institute for Practical Ethics (IPE) aims to close the gap between the rapid pace of innovation on subjects like AI and society’s ability to responsibly deal with the tough questions.
SDSC Advanced Technology Lab
The increasing use of AI methods presents new technology challenges, and the Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) evaluates new hardware and software technologies for future computing and storage systems that are critical to conducting scientific research at scale.
Processing with Intelligent Storage and Memory
Processing with Intelligent Storage and Memory (PRISM) focuses on novel memory and storage devices and circuits; next generation architectures; systems and software; and grand challenge applications that will demonstrate new capabilities of computing.
AI and Education
From the doctor’s office to the classroom, rapidly advancing generative AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT are already changing life at UC San Diego, leaving no discipline or specialty untouched. The introduction of multimodal GPT-4, trained on unprecedented amounts of data and capable of generating the most human-like text we’ve seen from a bot, prompted the term “AI apocalypse”—and raised real concerns about the future of work, academia, health care and beyond. Read the story »
AI CORE FACILITIES
UC San Diego’s world-class research facilities help make discovery possible.