Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice and Vice President for Research Gregory F. Ball sent the following email to the campus community today:
Imagine a future where 3-D printing is done in the back of a truck instead of a factory or a lab. The same truck is driverless, eliminating the risk of drivers getting tired and causing delays or accidents en route. The truck custom prints the product for each of the many customers on the truck route at the exact time when it arrives at each customer site. Companies are now at the forefront of testing such ventures, according to a new article by Maryland Smith’s Zhi-Long Chen.
Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms help make online shopping seamless, calculate credit scores, navigate vehicles and even offer judges criminal sentencing guidelines. But as the use of AI increases exponentially, so does the concern that biased data can result in flawed decisions or prejudiced outcomes.