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Artificial Intelligence

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Human and machine interactions are growing at an exponential pace (just ask Alexa or Siri). So what does it mean to make ethical decisions regarding artificial intelligence and data usage?

Innovations in technology, big data, and artificial intelligence have consequences that deserve thoughtful, intentional consideration. How is big data used? What about privacy? Or bias? How do machines influence humans? What is responsible technology?

This major is for people who are science-curious and want to work in a space where innovative technology is developing yet don’t want to engineer the system or people who want to explore the human aspects of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data. It is also for the people building the technology and writing the code who recognize their obligation to use technology and data responsibly.

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Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence (VRAI) Lab

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The College has successfully completed the construction of our new virtual reality and artificial intelligence (VRAI) Lab, which aims to prepare BA in AI students to meet and overcome the challenges posed by the rapid dissemination of emergent technologies and address the deep philosophical implications brought forth by advancements in AI, augmented and virtual realities. With a $100,000 investment into state-of-the-art desktops, VR headsets, 3D printers and object scanners, the lab will serve as pedagogical resource to develop new courses for the College of Liberal Arts, to catalyze student innovation through hands on experimentation, and performs double duty as a supportive hub for our students. With the VRAI Lab in place, the College distinctly positions itself as a leader offering unmatched teaching methodologies that appeal to our ambitious students.

Plan of Study

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Transfer to Artificial Intelligence

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Samantha Ooley


College of Liberal Arts

Careers in Artificial Intelligence

  •   Tech Development
  •   UX Design
  •   Healthcare
  •   Law
  •   Ethics and Compliance
  •   Project Management
  •   Urban Planning
  •   Bioethics

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