Ethical AI Development is the Focus of a New Institute at UMD that’ll Offer Degrees and Certifications

Realizing AI will become more and more enmeshed in personal and professional lives, the University of Maryland has developed a new institute aiming to boost research in the field.

The college is launching the Artificial Intelligence Interdisciplinary Institute at Maryland (AIM) with a focus on what it calls “ethical AI development,” UMD announced last week. The institute will be interdisciplinary, focused on research and education.

Hal Daumé, a computer science professor at UMD and now the institute’s inaugural director, began crafting the proposal for AIM last summer. Daumé also leads the Institute for Trustworthy AI in Law & Society (TRAILS), a partnership with UMD, George Washington University and Morgan State University, focused on analyzing and researching AI systems.