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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 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.

October 18: AI in the Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences (NOTE: Location changed to SQ 250A)
November 15: AI in Science & Math, Health & Human Development
November 29: AI Resources for Teaching and Research
December 13: AI in Engineering & Computer Science, Business & Economics, Education

Featured Story

Using artificial intelligence to protect rhinos from poachers

Link to article: Electronic surveillance may save the rhino


"Scientists from IBM used a different approach to protect rhinos in the Welgevonden game reserve near Johannesburg in South Africa, using radio collars and a data network... Instead of attaching these to the rhinos, they are collaring other animals such as impala or zebra that normally move alongside rhinos."


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.