Rutgers University recently hosted the first NSF-CARTA AI/AGI SYMPOSIUM at the Rutgers Business School Livingston Campus. With the National Science Foundation (NSF) and industry funding, CARTA at Rutgers is the flagship group for nationwide AI research, bringing together government and private industry in collaborative projects that utilize the innovative resources of public universities.

During the May 2024 Symposium, executives from RWJ Health System, Dell, Oracle, Deloitte, GE Healthcare, the Veterans Administration, NIST, FDA, and NASA joined the 80+ panelists and guest speakers for the daylong event.   The dynamic mix of industry, university, and government thought leaders discussed pressing AI/AGI challenges and innovation trends, explored opportunities to strengthen the industrial and government ecosystem through collaborative academic research, and examined synergies that leverage academic resources for technology validation.

“For the next five years, I will be leading NSF-CARTA and, as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science, I plan to make Rutgers jointly with the other three CARTA sites Univ. of Miami, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Arizona State Univ, an epicenter of AI and AGI research. NSF-CARTA (The National Science Foundation’s IUCRC Center for Accelerated & Real Time Analytics) was created to enable industry-university projects and resources to accelerate development of real-time transformational solutions in patient care, cybersecurity, climate change preparedness, and more,” said CS Distinguished Professor Dimitris Metaxas.

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