The New Science of Digital Transformation

The Digital Transformation Institute is a research consortium dedicated to accelerating the benefits of artificial intelligence for business, government, and society.

The institute engages the world’s leading scientists to conduct research and train practitioners in the Science of Digital Transformation, which operates at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, internet of things, big data analytics, organizational behavior, public policy, and ethics.

Established in March 2020, the DTI consortium consists of C3 AI, Microsoft Corporation, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Princeton University, Stanford University, and University of Chicago. The Institute is jointly managed and hosted by University of California, Berkeley and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


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Protecting power grid from renewables’ fluctuations
February 28, 2024 | DTI energy research led by Principal Investigator Qianwen Xu of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, has resulted in the development of AI algorithms to prevent power grid failure when electrification is increasingly supplied by variable sources like solar and wind.
Obermeyer testifies to Senate committee on AI in healthcare
February 14, 2024 | On February 8, DTI Co-PI Ziad Obermeyer, Blue Cross Distinguished Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Berkeley Public Health, warned the U.S. Senate Finance Committee about some of AI’s potential hazards within healthcare, and offered ways to ensure that AI systems are safe, unbiased, and useful.
The new car batteries that could power the EV revolution
February 07, 2024 | “Lithium-ion is a formidable competitor… The biggest challenges are resource-related,” says Gerbrand Ceder, who calculates that the projected 14 TWh needed for cars by 2050 will require 14 million tonnes of total metal.
Winter 2024 DTI Newsletter
February 06, 2024 | DTI’s quarterly newsletter covers news of the Institute’s Principal Investigators and digital transformation research around the consortium. In this issue: AI Governance, Advocating for Artists, Advancing General Robot Brain, Tech for the Tillage, GenAI Expert Voices.
MIDRC to help build national AI research infrastructure
February 02, 2024 | The Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC), spurred by DTI research and hosted at the University of Chicago, has been selected to participate in a new pilot program from the NSF to democratize AI research.
From Fawkes, to Glaze, to Nightshade, According to Ben Zhao
January 30, 2024 | With a serendipitous introduction to a community of artists, DTI cybersecurity Principal Investigator Ben Zhao, computer science professor at the University of Chicago, dedicated his team to producing ways to protect original artwork from rampant AI reproduction.

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