Pace University is launching a new AI lab at its New York City campus as part of the university’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

The lab will 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 to serving the school community, Pace officials said the AI lab will extend its training initiatives to local businesses and community members. 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.

“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.

In addition to the new lab, the university also plans to launch two new graduate programs dedicated to artificial intelligence next year. The first program, the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence, places a strong emphasis on theory and the development of AI applications. 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.

“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.”

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