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Evolutionary AI inspires IU student to shoot for the moon

Veteran and Ph.D. candidate Derek Whitley works on a NASA grant related to artificial intelligence for missions to the moon and Mars.

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Preparing students, others for challenges of digital world

As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month proceeds, IU and Purdue are launching a program to help all of us confront ethical challenges of an increasingly digital world. 

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A completely new platform for healthcare

Regenerative medicine uses medical and engineering technologies to rescue organs from the damage of aging, trauma, and disease.

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Preparing for tomorrow

As climate change affects the Midwest, understanding the changes we're experiencing right now is invaluable for future planning. Meet some researchers working to ensure Indiana is prepared.

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Finding new ways to combat addiction

Two years ago, IU launched the Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge. Learn how researchers and community partners are helping to improve the lives of people impacted by the addictions crisis.

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Preserving our culture and history for all

With its exceptional resources devoted to preserving archives and collections of all kinds, IU is helping to save our world’s cultural heritage on film, video, audio, digital formats, and more.

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IU Research Explained in 30 Seconds

A.I. is transforming nearly every sector of our lives. Research helps us understand the technology and its impacts. 

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[Video/Animation: Indiana University Logo slides into frame, crumples up, falls out of frame and “Research Explained” slides into frame uncrumpling as yellow/green code text passes behind left to right.]

Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: “Artificial intelligence is computing that attempts to mimic the human brain”.

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Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: Artificial Intelligence has applications in everything from voice recognition to self-driving vehicles.

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Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: A.I. has transformed so many sectors of our lives. Companies are seeking people who understand the technology to be able to apply it in new domains.

[Video/animation: “Artificial Intelligence” crumples into a ball and the ball uncrumples showing a plane. That plane crumples into a ball and it uncrumples into a data signal. That data signal crumples into a ball and uncrumples into an iPhone with various social media apps on its screen. The applications come out of the screen to the surrounding space around the phone one by one. The phone and apps fall out of frame as a new background and shapes come into frame forming a radar with the words “Company Radar” on either top and bottom of the circular radar. Everything, including backgrounds, exit the frame revealing footage beneath.]

Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: “At the School of Informatics Computing and Engineering, the department of Intelligent Systems Engineering is specializing in training students in A.I.”

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IU is the leader in the world of high performance computing.

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Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: “Modern High Performance Computing involves grouping thousands of processors together to solve a single problem.”

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Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: “This often involves simulation or perhaps artificial intelligence network training.”

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Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: “High Performance Computing is often used to perform simulations for weather, vehicles, aerodynamics, materials, of forces in nature to understand how they behave.”

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Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: IU is the leader in the world of high performance computing and we’re preparing to deploy the largest university owned super computer as apart of our bicentennial.

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Hypersonic speed is over five times the speed of sound. How do we understand what happens at that speed?

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Martin Swany Speaks in Voiceover: “Hypersonic Vehicles are vehicles that travel over five times the speed of sound.”

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Martin Swany Speaks in Voiceover: “Physical Phenomena at that speed are not well understood. We need to use simulation to better understand how these vehicles will perform.”

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Martin Swany Speals in Voiceover: “To understand how vehicles traveling that fast will perform, we need to simulate them and we need computers that go equally fast.”

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