The Robots are Here

They aren’t taking your job yet – but how far will they go?

Artificial Intelligence

At Duke, we’re on a relentless pursuit to understand the complex ways artificial intelligence can move us forward – and set us back.

The world needs answers, and it needs them now. That’s where Duke Science and Technology comes in. We’re defying the odds and pushing the boundaries of what is possible to create a better, stronger and more just world.

“The opportunity is there, but there is a lot of potential to do things the wrong way.”

- Michael Percina PhD, a professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke's School Of Medicine

A World Without Alzheimer's

Opthamologist Sharon Fekrat’s work studying the retinas of twin sisters is giving a window into cure for a devastating disease affecting more than 6 million people in the U.S.

  • “Outsmarting superbugs is
    difficult because pathogens are
    sneaky. Cancer cells, once
    treated, often evolve to become
    resistant to the treatment that
    initially knocked them back.
    But A.I. is changing all of that.”

    - Name Fake Creds
  • “Think of your smartwatch as
    your doctor of the future.
    Machine learning can dissect
    the data from wearable
    technologies and pinpoint
    when you may face a
    life-threatening disease—like
    diabetes or heart disease.”

    - Another Name director of the Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL) at Duke
  • “Should you get in that
    autonomous vehicle? AI. tells
    you ‘Go for it. It’s the
    transportation system of the
    future. I’m not saying you
    shouldn’t do it. But a caution:
    Fragile regulatory processes in
    this area only lead to fragile
    software systems.”

    - Third Name director of the Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL) at Duke

A.I. & Choice

Override

Researchers at Duke University have demonstrated an app driven by AI that can run on a tablet to accurately screen for autism in children by measuring and weighing a variety of distinct behavioral indicators.

Tablet-based AI App Measures Multiple Behavioral Indicators to Screen for Autism

Researchers at Duke University have demonstrated an app driven by AI that can run on a tablet to accurately screen for autism in children by measuring and weighing a variety of distinct behavioral indicators.

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From Migrant Farm Worker to Duke Scientist, Everardo Macias Tackles Prostate Cancer

Everardo Macias, PhD, assistant professor of pathology at Duke University School of Medicine, explores the complexities of prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men.

Scientists Unlock Secrets of Gut Bacteria Linked to Heart Health

These genes encode proteins that help the bacterium to consume mucin, produce fatty acids, and regulate metabolism.

Happening Now

The latest from the Duke Science and Technology Initiative.

When collaborations lead, breakthroughs follow. Duke is home to the world’s top lab in interpretable AI. Our researchers are developing the foundations for our carbon-neutral future.

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Solutions to the world's pressing problems are waiting to be discovered.

When collaborations lead, breakthroughs follow. Duke is home to the world’s top lab in interpretable Al. Our researchers are developing the foundations for our carbon-neutral future. We’re even pioneering advancements in gene therapy to treat previously untreatable conditions like Pompe disease. Duke is a leader among the world’s elite institutions where scientific breakthroughs happen.

Designing a Better World

Fortifying the Body

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