artificial intelligence

HHP researchers leverage the strengths of AI

In HHP, researchers have begun to immerse their disciplines in the realm of AI as a powerful tool to process their data. Whether analyzing minor league baseball career trajectories or the organization of the human brain, AI has helped realize new possibilities in how far the college can take its research. But professors have also begun to explore the ethical considerations of AI research and why it is key to provide equitable AI access and education to underrepresented populations.

Advancing frontiers: Five teams awarded AI collaborative funds

The University of Florida College of Health & Human Performance has recently awarded five proposals with seed funding, up to $25,000 each, for external grant submissions. This initiative aims to propel the college into the forefront of cutting-edge research by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence. READ MORE

Celebrating UFHHP AI Day

This fall, the college hosted its first AI Day as part of UF AI Days. The event explored the intersections of artificial intelligence, industry and the college's diverse disciplines. More than 130 community members listened to an expert panel session and keynote presentation, and participated in a generative AI student competition, research poster session and networking event.  VIEW PHOTOS

Exploring AI in APK

As AI continues to uproot approaches to research throughout all fields of study, the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK) is incorporating the technology into their labs. Over the last several years, APK faculty have begun to collaborate and train students in using AI as a powerful computational tool, said David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., professor and chair. READ MORE

Investigating the Ethics of AI

The rapid emergence of artificial intelligence has confronted all of UF’s colleges with a new era of learning. But how can students and faculty stay on the same page about the ways the technology will affect their fields of study?

Delores James, Ph.D., associate professor in health education & behavior, and the UF Teaching Innovations Committee are working to help faculty, graduate students and post-docs better understand AI and how it fits into their curricula. READ MORE

Using Data to Guide Major League Career Goals

Researchers use a machine learning algorithm based on performance and progression data to calculate minor league baseball players' chances of making it to the majors and whether they would update their expectations after learning of data-driven probabilities. READ MORE

AI and Robots in Hospitality are Put to the Test

Robots are here to serve customers in high-touch industries such as hospitality. From supplying towels and toiletries to booking rooms, AI is a new player in the era of social distancing, but some customers and businesses are still hesitant about the technology. Oscar (Hengxuan) Chi, Ph.D., assistant professor in tourism, hospitality & event management, has worked to capture the factors of consumer acceptance toward social service robots in places like hotel lobbies and restaurant floors. READ MORE

Artificial Intelligence in Health & Human Performance

Researchers in the College of Health & Human Performance are focused on incorporating AI to study physical activity, movement and wellness; as well as AI’s impact on Florida industries like travel, tourism, hospitality, sports and sporting events.

We invite you to hear from HHP researchers, as well as invited guests and alumni, about how AI is being incorporated into the way we live, work and play.

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NeuroAI Workshops Begin

Five graduate students in the UF Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK) join 10 graduate students in biomedical engineering, neuroscience and clinical psychology to learn about the applications and fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI), specifically around machine learning.

The three-week workshop series is funded by an institutional research training grant (T32) managed by David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., chair and professor in APK, and Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health & Health Professions.

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