LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2023) — This year’s seventh annual Commonwealth Computational Summit, hosted by the University of Kentucky Center for Computational Sciences (CCS), is focused on generative artificial intelligence (AI).

AI is a field of computer science that focuses on creating computer systems and programs that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence including things like understanding language, recognizing patterns, solving problems and making decisions.

The field is broad and encompasses many methodologies, tools and technologies like generative AI, machine learning, robotics, natural language processing and textual analysis to list a few. These are used across a variety of disciplines.

“At UK, we advance knowledge by innovating and harnessing the technologies of tomorrow. Generative AI offers us a world of opportunities, and our goal is to use it in a responsible manner to meet the needs of our educational, research and health care enterprises at the university,” said Robert S. DiPaola, UK provost and co-executive vice president for health affairs.