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Pace University Launching AI Lab at its NYC Campus

BCW Member Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab at its New York City campus.

The lab will be housed in the brand new, cutting-edge building at 15 Beekman, the dedicated home for Seidenberg. It aims to serve as the central hub of AI for the Pace community, offering training and opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate for students, faculty, and staff.

In addition, the AI lab will extend its training initiatives to local businesses and community members, leveraging Pace’s extensive expertise in AI research and development, which spans over 30 years.

“Pace has had a critical mass of influential talent amongst all of the sub-genres that are coming together as AI today,” said Jonathan Hill, dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “I am delighted to see us at the forefront of this historic time when artificial intelligence is part of every conversation.”

The lab’s activities will focus on the New York tech community, featuring planned meetups and networking for local professionals to connect and learn about the latest industry developments.

“Pace is exceptionally positioned as a leader in AI research and development,” said Katie Todd, assistant dean and co-director of the lab. “We’ve been doing it for a long time. Seidenberg alumni are working at some of the hottest AI companies–and our students are consistently building and launching their own AI-driven apps.”

The newly established AI lab represents just one of Pace University’s upcoming developments in the field of AI. Next year, the university will launch two new graduate programs dedicated to artificial intelligence.

The two programs will offer differing tracks in the study of AI. The first program, the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence, places a strong emphasis on theory and the development of AI applications. Conversely, the second program, the Master of Science in Applied Artificial Intelligence, will provide students with hands-on training on how AI can be used in business and other areas to generate value.

Both programs will incorporate project-based experiential learning that will prepare students with the practical skills needed to join the next generation of AI innovators.

“The AI Lab at Pace University will permit us to consolidate, strengthen and extend the existing AI initiatives and create exciting new ones in education and research leveraging partnerships within and outside the university,” said Lab Director Christelle Scharff, PhD, associate dean and professor of Computer Science at the Seidenberg School.

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