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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 on Wednesdays, 12 noon - 1:30 PM, in the Faculty Technology Center, Oviatt 30.

Past Events:

October 18: AI in the Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences
November 15: AI in Science & Math, Health & Human Development
November 29: AI and IBM Watson Tools 
December 13: AI in Engineering & Computer Science, Business & Economics, Education

Coming in Spring 2018:

AIx - Research
AIx - Tools: Amazon Web Services
AIx - Chatbots
AIx - Assistive Technology
AIx - Internet-of-Things

Featured Story

Can Algorithm Tell When Kids are in Danger?  

Link to article: Can Algorithm Tell When Kids are in Danger?

A case worker in Pittsburgh with a 9-year-old boy who said his father broke his arm
Photo Credit: Cate Dingley for the New York Times


"Child protective agencies are haunted when they fail to save kids. Pittsburgh officials believe a new data analysis program is helping them make better judgment calls." 

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.