Fall 2022

Around Campus

Fall 2022

Around Campus

UAlbany Engineering Building to Anchor New Artificial Intelligence Supercomputing Initiative

The University at Albany launched Albany AI, a $200 million public-private supercomputing initiative based out of UAlbany’s soon-to-be-renovated College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) building. Buoyed by $75 million in state funding, Albany AI — the Albany Artificial Intelligence Supercomputing Initiative — will significantly expand New York’s capacity in this major emerging field.

“This funding will help drive economic revenue by attracting companies to New York’s emerging advanced research centers, creating jobs and strengthening communities for decades to come,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul.

With the goal of becoming the first university-based computer to reach a quintillion computations per second, Albany AI will empower researchers to harness massive data sets to better address complex issues in cybersecurity, weather prediction, health data analytics, drug discovery and next-generation microchip design. It will also involve teaching and research collaborations with faculty in the humanities, social sciences, public policy, public health and social welfare.