Penn State’s Nittany AI Alliance recently joined forces with United Way of Chester County and Innovation Titan to host an AI for Impact Workshop. The event brought together nine area nonprofits and social enterprises with industry leaders and Penn State staff, faculty and students to explore ways these important community organizations could use AI in their everyday work.
The team developed Trinity, an AI-powered device that can analyze a variety of elements present in water to determine drinkability and offer solutions on how to render water drinkable, and will compete in the final phase of the competition at the AI for Good Expo on Sept. 7.
Kathryn Jablokow, a professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering at Penn State Great Valley who also has appointments at Penn State University Park in the department of mechanical engineering and the School of Engineering Design and Innovation, will serve as on the American Society of Mechanical Engineering's Board of Governors as one of 12 members overseeing all the society's activities.
Nine Penn State student teams are gaining hands-on experience as they work to use artificial intelligence for good to solve real-world problems in the areas of health, environment, education and humanitarianism as part of the 2023 Nittany AI Challenge.
Joanna DeFranco, associate professor of software engineering and associate director of Penn State World Campus’ Doctor of Engineering program, is working with researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop the Secure Federated Data Sharing system, which allows secure data access where the data resides, rather than exchanging or being centrally stored.
Five graduate students created iLenz, a deep-learning-powered mobile phone application that enables users to perform retinal imaging using a clip-on case, and won $15,000 in funding to further develop their idea.