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The first-ever AI 75 — the most innovative people in artificial intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth — is revealed on May 2 at Convergence AI.

Presenting the First-Ever AI 75: Meet the Most Innovative Leaders in Artificial Intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth

by | May 2, 2024
Dallas Innovates, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and Dallas AI have teamed up to launch the inaugural AI 75 list. The 2024 program honors the most significant people in AI in DFW in seven categories—the visionaries, creators, and influencers you need to know.
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Backed by $1.6M DHA Grant, UT Dallas Neuroscientist Works To Improve Word Retrieval in MS Patients
by | Jan 22, 2024
In 1985, Dr. John Hart Jr. established that the brain stores knowledge by categories. Now his team in the UTD Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of Memory and Language has pinpointed patterns of brain activity that appear crucial for word retrieval.
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Decoding the Attraction: Why These Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Make Dallas-Fort Worth Home
Nextdoor.com co-founder and recent Dallas-Fort Worth transplant Nirav Tolia puts it simply: “It’s a great place to live.” Here's why Tolia and other dynamic newcomers believe the fast-growing region is a land of opportunity and community for 21st-century pioneers.
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From Startups to Skill Sets: Blackstone LaunchPad Broadens Mission to Equip Grads for Any Career
by | Oct 18, 2023
Blackstone LaunchPad has expanded its mission beyond entrepreneurship. With a mix of next-gen career readiness, LaunchPad is set to equip students with adaptable skills for any professional path. We talk with Blackstone Charitable Foundation Executive Director Maura Pally during a Dallas visit about the program's new pilot internships and more.
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The Last Word: McKesson CIO/CTO Nancy Avila’s Surprise Announcement at the Future of AI Summit

by | Sep 6, 2023
In a closing announcement at the "Future of AI" summit Tuesday, Nancy Avila, EVP, CIO,  and CTO at Irving-based McKesson, announced that her company and Accenture will be presenting Convergence AI Dallas, a sales conference slated for spring 2024. 
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Brewing Up Solutions: UT Dallas Students Perk Up Travel and Automated French Press for Coffee Co.
Engineering students from UTDesign developed two innovative solutions for Anikona Coffee: an automated French Press that revolutionizes coffee brewing and a transformative suitcase with a unique mechanical design featuring extendable wheels for easier stair navigation.
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How UTDesign Established Itself as a ‘Secret Weapon’ Turning Tech Hurdles Into Business Game-Changers
From vacuum cleaners that can climb stairs, to robots built for firefighting, students in UT Dallas's UTDesign Capstone program are solving modern tech challenges. Companies in need? They're tapping into this pool of innovation, getting fresh solutions in AI, AR, robotics, bioengineering, and more.
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Tech Titans Innovation Collider to Host Innovation Showcase at UT Dallas
by | May 9, 2023
The Innovation Showcase will bring together emerging North Texas tech companies with venture capital, private equity, corporate venture/M&A firms, family office investors, and others from across the country. The event will feature a panel with some of the top women in tech on what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
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UTD Researchers Link High-Fat Diets with Chronic Pain in Mice

by | Nov 21, 2022
“This study indicates you don’t need obesity to trigger pain; you don’t need diabetes; you don’t need a pathology or injury at all," says UTD researcher Dr. Michael Burton. "Eating a high-fat diet for a short period of time is enough." The finding could lead to further research on the impact of high-fat diets on chronic pain, a key component of the opioid epidemic—and potentially pharmacological solutions.
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Local Innovators, Fastest-Growing Company Honored at Annual Tech Titan Awards Gala
by | Oct 31, 2022
Some of the top players in the North Texas technology ecosystem were honored Thursday at the annual Tech Titans awards gala. Fujitsu North America CEO Doug Moore was inducted into the Tech Titans Hall of Fame, and Charlie Vogt, CEO of telecommunications firm DZS, won the Corporate CEO Award. The fastest-growing tech company award went to Fort Worth's TimelyMD. "The need to come together as an industry, reconnect with friends, and build new business connections were really what this year’s awards gala was all about," said Tech Titans' Paul Bendel. See the full list of winners here.
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UT Dallas to Host Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers’ 2023 Conference
by | Oct 31, 2022
The GCEC has over 200 university members from across the U.S. and around the world. At its annual conference, the centers work together to share best practices, develop programs and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other to advance, strengthen, and celebrate the role of universities in teaching tomorrow's entrepreneurs. "We look forward to our peers from entrepreneurship centers all over the world joining us to learn, connect, grow, and better our efforts in the entrepreneurship space," says UTD's Dresden Goldberg.
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UTD and OSU Researchers Develop Tech That Can See in Low-Visibility Environments
by | Feb 24, 2022
The research team recently unveiled an imaging microchip that can see through low-visibility environments like fog, smoke, and snow. The product of more than 15 years of research, it could one day help drivers and autonomous vehicles detect objects in low-visibility conditions, assist manufacturers in package inspection, and help firefighters navigate through smoke and fire.
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New Dimensions: UT Dallas’ $750M Fundraising Campaign Will Go to Students, Research, and Cultural Dialogue

by | May 26, 2021
“This is a campaign primarily about people,”  said UT Dallas President Dr. Richard C. Benson. The public phase of New Dimensions: The Campaign for UT Dallas has three priorities: attracting the best and brightest students, enhancing lives through research, and transforming the arts on campus.
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UTD 3D Printing Spinoff Acquired by Desktop Metal
by | May 17, 2021
Plano-based Adaptive3D is a category leader in printed elastomers for additive manufacturing, competing in a $129B industry. So it's no wonder the Boston company snapped them up.
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UT Dallas Computer Scientists Create Video Game Mechanism To Detect Cheating
by | Dec 22, 2020
Using popular video game Counter-Strike, researchers have created a cheat detection mechanism that can be used in a variety of games. The research is especially important as it has the potential to affect the near $1 billion esports industry.
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