Artificial Intelligence

SJSU AI Vision Statement

San José State University is Silicon Valley’s public university located at the academic and geographic center of a technological revolution in the convergence and advancement of research and teaching in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics at an unprecedented pace. SJSU has been advancing artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML), large language models, and related ethical and sociocultural considerations for years. As the world accelerates adaptation to the AI revolution, SJSU will advance its leadership in the development, application, and assessment of these, and preparation of students for future technologies. 

In alignment with our institutional values, we will embrace a shared responsibility and commitment to ethical principles as we adapt our evolving curricula to AI/ML. We will support the growth of our faculty and student research, entrepreneurship and experiential learning to advance these fields for the betterment of humanity.  We will lead the reimagining of business practices in ways that increase our agility to partner with industry — while providing a critical lens towards positively impacting the work and lives of our faculty, staff, students, and wider community.  With a focus on collective impact, we are aligning our university community as thought-leaders and active partners in a flourishing, and responsible tomorrow.

What We Do to Achieve Our Vision

SJSU has a long history of consistently providing the talent needed to maintain Silicon Valley’s leading edge and a place of discovery propelled by a vision of ethical, inclusive and responsible use. As a comprehensive public university and a Silicon Valley anchor institution, SJSU benefits from a wide range of collaborative expertise. Many SJSU faculty researchers are actively applying their expertise directly in AI/ML for the advancement of technology and the consideration of the social impact and ethical implications in fields such as healthcare and education. This research includes federally-funded AI/ML curricular programs as well as philanthropically-supported workforce development programs with partners such as IBM, Adobe, and many others. 

The rapid adaptation of AI/ML and robotics promises to impact workforce development, scientific advancement, scholarship, and society in ways previously unimagined. To thrive in this revolution, SJSU must align our collective efforts to advance the intellectual energy of our students, faculty, and staff opportunities afforded by these emerging technologies to:

  • Meet the intellectual needs of our global ecosystem, including workforce demands for AI/ML-prepared graduates.
  • Embrace mindsets and practices that adapt to the implications of evolving technologies to us as individuals, community, and society including: 1) unprecedented issues prompted by AI/ML in policy, regulation and legal structures; 2) steward the preservation of intellectual property and creative works;  3) reduce the risk of bias and inequities and 4) encourage creative thinking beyond current use and implications to encourage intergenerational adaptability. 
  • Steward the holistic success of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and the general public as we proactively fulfill the needs of tomorrow in everything we do.