It has worked its way into our daily lives, from voice assistants like Siri and Alexa to traffic apps that guide us around gridlock, cars that drive themselves and news stories that pop up on our social media feeds. And there’s no end in sight to the potential applications of machine learning—in fraud protection, health care, the stock market and more.

Researchers in CMNS work at the forefront of machine learning technology, where computers analyze data to identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention. These faculty members are using machine learning for applications that touch many aspects of our lives—from weather prediction and health care to transportation, finance and wildlife conservation. Along the way, they are advancing the science of exactly how computers learn. And they’re asking important questions about the impact of machine learning on our everyday lives and society itself.

The Artificial Intelligence Interdisciplinary Institute at Maryland (AIM) is a collaborative hub for AI, supporting faculty research, offering innovative and experiential learning opportunities, and focusing on responsible and ethical AI technology to advance the public good across industry, government and society. Explore AIM

The Center for Machine Learning is a multidisciplinary center that uses powerful computing tools to address challenges in big data, computer vision, health care, financial transactions and more. Explore the Center for Machine Learning

The Capital One Tech Incubator, a 7,500-square-foot facility adjacent the campus, provides cutting-edge research opportunities in machine learning and data science as well as job opportunities for students and new talent for industry.

TRAILS researchers are working to develop new artificial intelligence (AI) technologies designed to promote trust and mitigate risks, while simultaneously empowering and educating the public. This is a UMD-led institute that includes faculty members from George Washington University and Morgan State University. Explore TRAILS