Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the pending launch of VCU’s signature university-wide artificial intelligence initiative: Convergence Labs @ VCU for AI+

What it is

This initiative will position VCU to play to our strengths with a special focus on applied AI for the public good. It will be coordinated from the Provost’s Office as university level and university-wide efforts. The initiative will focus on research and learning as well as related course offerings/programs.

When is the launch

The kick-off faculty convening will be Wednesday, April 10th, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences STEM Building. 

Survey for faculty

To help us prepare, kindly distribute this brief survey to all full-time VCU faculty. The survey will provide us with information to prepare for the launch and vision steps to move forward.

Thank you for your partnership, and best regards,

Andrew, Mangala and William

P.S. – The larger vision is for VCU to have multiple Convergence Labs in different domains. Another example is the Department of Defense-funded initiative in the VCU College of Engineering. We are working collaboratively to expand the Convergence Labs idea into other domains as well. A website will follow soon.

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