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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Inch By Inch, Machine Leads Soft Robotics To A More Energy Efficient Future
November 14, 2023 ACEE Princeton News: Princeton researchers have developed a flexible, lightweight and energy efficient soft robot that moves without the use of any legs or rotary parts. Instead, the device uses actuators that convert electrical energy into vibrations that allow it to wiggle from point to point using only a single watt. The […]
MIT Engineers on a ‘Failure-finding’ Mission
November 9, 2023 MIT News: From vehicle collision avoidance to airline scheduling systems to power supply grids, many of the services we rely on are managed by computers. As these autonomous systems grow in complexity and ubiquity, so too could the ways in which they fail. Now, MIT engineers Chuchu Fan, assistant professor of aeronautics […]
DTI Researchers Among World’s Most Highly Cited in 2023
November 15, 2023 Three DTI Principal Investigators were named to Clarivate’s 2023 list of the World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers. A total of 6,849 individual researchers from institutions in 67 countries were named this year. Gerbrand Ceder of the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was named for cross-field research, […]
Chatbots are so gullible, they’ll take directions from hackers
November 2, 2023 Washington Post: ‘Prompt injection’ attacks haven’t caused giant problems yet. But it’s a matter of time, researchers say. Software developers and cybersecurity professionals have created tests and benchmarks for traditional software to show it’s safe enough to use. Right now, the safety standards for LLM-based AI programs don’t measure up, said Zico […]
AI Experts Call for Policy to Avoid Extreme Risks
October 24, 2023 TIME: Twenty-four AI experts, including Turing Award winners Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio, released a paper calling on governments to take action to manage risks from AI. The policy document focused on extreme risks, such as enabling criminal or terrorist activities. Concrete policy recommendations include ensuring that major tech companies devote at […]
GPS ‘Spoofing’ Thickens the Fog of War
October 24, 2023 Politico: “Spoofing” looks like it’s here to stay as a feature of the new kind of warfare on display in Israel, Gaza, and Ukraine. Despite the lighthearted name, spoofing is a deadly serious missile-defense technique carrying risks beyond the battlefield. By using spoofing, Israeli forces can make it appear that an airplane, […]
This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI
October 23, 2023 MIT Technology Review: A new tool, called Nightshade, lets artists add invisible changes to the pixels in their art before they upload it online so that if it’s scraped into an AI training set, it can cause the resulting model to break in chaotic and unpredictable ways. Ben Zhao, a professor at […]
Berkeley Space Center at NASA Ames to become innovation hub
October 16, 2023 UC Berkeley News: UC Berkeley is teaming up with NASA’s Ames Research Center and SKS developers to create research space for companies interested in collaborating with UC Berkeley and NASA scientists to generate futuristic innovations in aviation, space exploration, and how we live and work in space. The Berkeley Space Center aims […]
Bharara and Desmond on America’s Poverty Problem
October 12, 2023 Stay Tuned: Podcast host Preet Bharara interviews Princeton Professor of Sociology Matthew Desmond, who specializes in the study of poverty. Desmonds’s 2016 book Evicted won the Pulitzer Prize for its incisive examination of poverty and housing policy in America. He joins Bharara to discuss his new book, Poverty, by America, and the […]

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