The New Science of Digital Transformation

The Digital Transformation Institute is a research consortium dedicated to accelerating the benefits of artificial intelligence for business, government, and society.

The institute engages the world’s leading scientists to conduct research and train practitioners in the Science of Digital Transformation, which operates at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, internet of things, big data analytics, organizational behavior, public policy, and ethics.

Established in March 2020, the DTI consortium consists of C3 AI, Microsoft Corporation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Princeton University, Stanford University, and University of Chicago. The Institute is jointly managed and hosted by University of California, Berkeley and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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Fall Generative AI Workshop Speakers Announced
September 6, 2023 National experts in artificial intelligence from leading research universities, along with top industry leaders, will be among the speakers featured in an upcoming three-day workshop on Generative AI hosted by the Digital Transformation Institute. The goal of the workshop, to be held October 25-27 at NCSA headquarters at the University of […]
Foundation of the Future: DTI Annual Report
August 31, 2023 The Digital Transformation Institute releases its 2022-2023 Annual Report, including a retrospective of the most impactful programs since the institute’s launch in March 2020. Co-directors S. Shankar Sastry of the University of California, Berkeley and R. Srikant of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign contribute the forward to the report. Readers can […]
How AI Can Help Make A Better Covid Vaccine
August 31, 2023 Forbes: In some ways, virology and pathology have implications for how we are going to benefit from the fruits of AI. For example, the accumulated data can be useful in any number of ways. Adding to what we have already seen on medical applications, there’s more from David K. Gifford, an MIT […]
Dawn Song Named Among Web3 Top 10
August 29, 2023 DTI cybersecurity Principal Investigator Dawn Song, computer science professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has been named among the top 10 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs in the Web3 industry by Techtopia. “Dawn Song is a distinguished entrepreneur and computer science scholar known for her roles as CEO of Oasis Labs, […]
How Trustworthy Are Large Language Models Like GPT?
August 23, 2023 Stanford HAI News: More people feel comfortable outsourcing important projects to AI; new research shows why we shouldn’t. In a new study, researchers show that popular models maintained a toxicity probability of 32 percent and can easily leak private information. Sanmi Koyejo, assistant professor of computer science at Stanford University, Bo Li, […]
AI Method Uses Transformer Models To Study Human Cells
August 15, 2023 CMU Computer Science News: Researchers led by DTI COVID-19 P.I. Ziv Bar-Joseph of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a method that uses artificial intelligence to augment how cells are studied and could help scientists better understand and eventually treat disease, ranging from how immune cells […]
New Method Has Promise for Accurate, Efficient Soil Carbon Estimates
August 2, 2023 UIUC iSEE News: To monitor and sustainably manage soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks under agricultural land use, an accurate way to measure SOC is essential. However, current methods of accurately estimating SOC are resource- and cost-intensive. In their new study, published in Geoderma, Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (ASC) researchers led by DTI […]
Researchers Poke Holes in Safety Controls of ChatGPT and Other Chatbots
July 27, 2023 New York Times: In a report released yesterday, Zico Kolter of Carnegie Mellon University led a team demonstrating how anyone could circumvent A.I. safety measures and use any of the leading chatbots to generate nearly unlimited amounts of harmful information. “There is no obvious solution,” said Kolter. “You can create as many […]
Don’t wait, desalinate: the electrified future of clean water
June 28, 2023 A water purification system developed by a research team led by DTI Principal Investigator Xiao Su, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, separates out salt and other unnecessary particles with an electrified version of dialysis. Successfully applied to wastewater with planned expansion into […]

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