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Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIx) at CSUN

Artificial intelligence human eyes.


  • Faculty "Brown-Bag" conversations
  • Guest speakers on a variety of AI-related topics
  • Access to AI tools and cloud platforms from IBM, Amazon, and more
  • Learn about Chatbots being created on campus
  • Work on AI projects with student researchers
  • Explore research opportunities and grants related to AI
  • Help inform AI-Jam, the student competition (Spring 2018)


AIx will begin with a series of brown-bag conversations facilitated by the Faculty Technology Center and Dr. Mariano Loza-Coll from CSUN's Department of Biology. Brown-bags will be held from 12 noon - 1:30 PM, in the Faculty Technology Center, Oviatt 30.

Spring 2018:

Wednesday, 3/7 - AI and Ethics  The ability for computers to make decisions raises a host of ethical questions. How do we help machines guard against bias? Inequality? Use for nefarious reasons? Breach of civil rights? Join this discussion to explore. Facilitated by Rob Gressis, Philosophy Department

Thursday, 4/12 - AI and Assistive Technology — Learn about how artificial intelligence can transform the user interface for all users, above and beyond assistive technology applications, to create a universally seamless communication flow between humans and machines. Facilitated by Li Liu, Computer Science Department. Rescheduled from 4/5. 

Monday, 4/23 - AI and Chatbots — Chatbots are a primary application of AI and with virtual assistants may transform our interactions with machines. Learn about the range and depth of these human companions. Facilitated by Kyle Shaver, Information Technology. Rescheduled from 3/21

Wednesday, 5/2 - AI and Research — Learn about the wealth of AI-related problems and research opportunities that are available to CSUN faculty and can now be now be tackled with available AI tools. Facilitated by Crist Khachikian, Research & Graduate Studies

Featured Story

The First Wireless Flying Robotic Insect Takes Off

Link to article: The First Wireless Flying Robotic Insect Takes Off

An example of the Robo fly.
Photo Credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington


"Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks."

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Artificial Intelligence is the ability for computers to learn and master seemingly-human tasks using enormous computing power and pattern recognition. Common applications of AI include image recognition, voice recognition, smart searches, and chatbots.

What is Artificial Intelligence Exploration at CSUN?

AIx is a university exploration into the applications of AI for teaching, learning and research. Over the next year we will learn about AI through brown-bag discussions, guest speakers and demonstrations, culminating in AI-JAM, a student competition.

How can you get involved with AIx?

If you would like to receive updates about AIx over the coming year, please email with the Subject: AIx Updates. Also feel free to visit the AIx blog at, which lists applications of AI by College as well as emerging tools and opportunities to learn and apply AIx.