Enabling faculty across the Dallas-Fort Worth Region to collaborate with colleagues to engage larger opportunities for research and applications in AI

AI is advancing rapidly, enabled and significantly fueled by federally funded basic research. Increasingly sophisticated and integrated approaches for AI systems appear in applications across all sectors of the economy, and new challenges emerge for advancing, applying, and governing these promising technologies. AI holds the potential to transform lives across our nation through increased economic prosperity, improved educational opportunities and quality of life, and enhanced security. At the same time, the potential capabilities, and complexities of AI, combined with the wealth of interactions with human users and the environment, make it critically important to further advance our understanding of AI, including all aspects of transparency, security, and control.

To embrace this future, working with Southern Methodist University, The University of North Texas, The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Dallas, Fort Worth-based TAMU, and the major regional chambers, the Texas Research Alliance (TRA) coordinates, facilitates, and promotes the continuing development of AI capability and implementation across North Texas.

The AIA University Collaboration Speakers Series (AIAUCS) is designed to bring information to faculty on use case challenges of current interest and can inform university research.
This virtual speaker series will occur the third Thursday of every month from 3:00 to 4:30. Our speakers will be leaders in their fields with a focus on AI use-case identification, challenges application development, and implementation.


The TRA AI Collaboration Speakers Series will break for the Summer and resume on the third Thursday in September, 9/19/2024 at our usual time, 3:00 to 4:30.

Our Fall sessions will start with an introduction to Plug and Play’s Frisco and McKinney (
Plug and Play McKinney – Plug and Play Tech Center; Plug and Play Frisco – Plug and Play Tech Center) Offices that focus on, among other topics, working with major corporations to find and support AI-focused start-ups (9/19). This will be followed by presentations and discussions with one of Plug and Play’s corporate sponsors looking for AI start-up technology (10/ 17) and conclude this three-part series with a Plug and Play supported AI start-up (11/21). Save these dates so that you don’t miss a thing!

We would love to hear from you and hope you have a wonderful and productive summer.


Registration for this event will be open soon.

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