AI Future: Why the University of Florida Added 100 AI Faculty and the 22nd Fastest Supercomputer in the World (Forbes)

AI Future: Why the University of Florida Added 100 AI Faculty and the 22nd Fastest Supercomputer in the World

The University of Florida recently turned on the eighth most powerful supercomputer in higher education and 22nd most powerful supercomputer in the world. And added 100 new AI-focused faculty to the already several hundred who are engaged in AI.

Why?

It’s a complete transformation of higher education, built on artificial intelligence as a core competency.

“We’re doing AI in medicine, AI in drugs, AI in agriculture, AI in business,” Dr. Joseph Glover, provost and senior VP of Academic Affairs, told on the TechFirst podcast. “The College of Business just made AI a required introductory course for their entering freshmen … we believe that this is going to be a transformational initiative for the University of Florida. We think that this is where higher education is going to inevitably go.”

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