How are autonomous systems and artificial intelligence shaping our world?
Autonomous Systems Policy Institute
Their research is the first to develop an effective machine learning approach to identify latent patterns of preclinical Alzheimer's Disease from MRI brain scans.
Artificial Intelligence Research Working Group
Collaboration amongst experts of varying disciplines and areas of expertise fortify the value of ASPI's contribution to policy analysis and recommendations.
ASPI faculty and the institute's partners meet the third Wednesday of every month to discuss methods and research tools, funding opportunities and aspirational projects.
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Study Opportunities at Syracuse University
ASPI encourages graduate and undergraduate students to get involved with our work and our faculty. We'll help you identify relevant research questions for your dissertations, theses or honors papers; connect you to Syracuse University faculty studying autonomous systems and artificial intelligence; and find courses on different aspects of autonomous systems.
Sample Selection of Courses
Smart Cities and Urban Policy (PST 367)
As the demand for resources in city centers becomes intense, public administrators look to telecommunications and automation digitalization—under the moniker of “Smart Cities”—to address a variety of policy goals. In this course, we examine how these solutions fit into our conceptual understanding, and the broader governance, of the city.
Using Robots to Understand the Mind (PSY 620)
Cognitive science explains behavior mechanistically. This course uses simple, autonomous, mobile robots as model cognitive agents. By doing cognitive science on these robots, we come to understand what it means to say that “cognition is computation”.
Ethics of Emerging Technology (HNR 360)(PHI 750)
This course aims to train students to use philosophical frameworks to analyze issues raised by emerging technologies and to equip them with key conceptual distinctions to engage arguments in existing debates and to develop and articulate their own views.
Using Drones in the Classroom and for Research
Geography professor Jane Read teaches "Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems," a course for graduate and undergraduate students that explores the regulatory and legal frameworks that manage drone usage, as well as data collection and processing for studying drone use-case possibilities and limits.
Autonomous Systems Policy Institute In Action
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