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 at 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 at Urbana-Champaign.


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Winter 2022 DTI Newsletter
December 21, 2022: The Winter 2022 DTI Newsletter features the World’s Largest Open-Track Traffic Experiment, Microsoft’s Eric Horvitz’s deep-dive into the history of human intelligence, 2022 award-winning researchers, and more. To subscribe to the DTI newsletter, please fill out the subscription form here.
Transformative Times: 2021-2022 Annual Report
When the Digital Transformation Institute issued its third call for proposals for AI research to transform cybersecurity and secure critical infrastructure last December, few imagined the increased attention that cybersecurity would command when it came time to announce awards for selected proposals this past March, amid heightened global tensions. The cybersecurity awards were announced […]
The ‘Ultimate’ COVID Vaccine
March 9, 2023: Boston Globe: DTI PI and MIT Professor David Gifford, who dedicated a DTI 2020 COVID project award to develop new methods for vaccine design using the C3 AI Suite, has published results on a “radically different” COVID vaccine that may work not only against today’s versions of the virus, but future variants as well.  […]
Why Poverty Persists in America
March 9, 2023: New York Times Magazine: DTI COVID-19 Housing Precarity project Co-PI Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning Princeton sociology professor who heads up the groundbreaking Eviction Lab there, examines persistent poverty in America in this Sunday magazine feature. (Eugene Richards photo for the New York Times) Read more.
Expanding the CZ BioHub Network
March 2, 2023: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be leading the Chan Zuckerberg BioHub Chicago, and, operating from UIUC’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Digital Transformation Institute will also be involved in the new biomedical hub’s activities. (Janet Sinn-Hanlon tissue graphic for UIUC) Read more.
On the Road to Better Solid-State Batteries
February 24, 2023: Berkeley Lab News: DTI 2020 COVID-19 PI Gerbrand Ceder, a Berkeley Lab faculty senior scientist and UC Berkeley professor of materials science and engineering, leads a team designing a new blueprint for solid-state batteries less dependent on specific chemical elements, particularly critical metals that are challenging to source due to supply […]
Protecting Artists from AI Mimicry
February 15, 2023: University of Chicago News: UChicago Professor Ben Zhou, Principal Investigator on two 2022 DTI cybersecurity research projects, has lent his expertise to protect artists with his new tool Glaze, designed to make minuscule changes to confound AI art generators. (Karla Ortiz art for UChicago) Learn more.
Award-Winning DTI Researchers 2022
The Digital Transformation Institute works with top researchers from the world’s leading research universities to advance the Science of Digital Transformation. In 2022, many DTI Principal Investigators were recognized for their contributions in fields from engineering and computer science to environmental science and public health, among others. Here is a sampling of recognition conferred […]
‘Flood of evictions’ looms in Los Angeles
National Public Radio: Tenant protections in Los Angeles County that have kept families housed throughout the pandemic are set to end Dec. 31, meaning more than 30,000 households could face eviction by the end of the year, according to researchers’ estimates based on county Superior Court records. Los Angeles is “going to see the highest flood […]
Eric Horvitz on the Arc of Human Intelligence
Chief Scientific Officer at Microsoft and DTI co-founder and advisory board member Eric Horvitz delivered the Tanner Lecture on Artificial Intelligence and Human Values at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on November 2, 2022. In the hour-long lecture (starts 11:25), Horvitz surveys the origins and nature of human intelligence from the Olduvai […]

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