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AI Maker Space Lets CMU Students 'Sharpen the Cutting Edge of AI'

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Kevin Zhang and Charles Hart with robots in the JP Morgan Chase AI Maker Space

Ph.D. student Kevin Zhang (left) and Charles Hart with robots in the hallway window of CMU's JP Morgan Chase AI Maker Space.

Credit: Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University has opened an artificial intelligence maker space for students and researchers to advance computer vision, speech recognition, and other AI applications. "Our students will use hands-on tools and open environments to further sharpen the cutting edge of AI," said CMU president Farnam Jahanian.

Unlike other maker spaces at CMU, which have been mostly in the engineering department or with a focus on hardware, the new one is devoted to software.

Slated to open to students in January, the facility is supported through donations from JPMorgan Chase & Co., and is named the JPMorgan Chase AI Maker Space.

"By putting critical AI tools directly into the hands of CMU students and researchers at the forefront of innovation, the [maker space] will empower our students to become the next generation of AI leaders," Jahanian said.

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