Bowie State College Publicizes the BIONIC Initiative

Courtesy of Bowie State College

Bowie State College (BSU) in partnership with The Maryland Middle at Bowie State College broadcasts the institution of an innovation heart to carry out analysis and improvement initiatives geared toward countering misinformation, disinformation and related unfavourable penalties.

A Traditionally Black Faculty and College (HBCU), Bowie State College will function the lead on this initiative to fight counter malign exercise in collaboration with a number of companions;

  • TDX Worldwide, a licensed SBA Native Alaska small enterprise protection intelligence firm;
  • Greer Institute for Management and Innovation, a minority-owned nonprofit management improvement agency centered on harnessing disruptive applied sciences,
  • Ahead Edge-AI, a minority owned small enterprise innovator in synthetic intelligence;
  • NineTwelve, a nonprofit strategic administration companies agency centered on emergent know-how options.

The brand new Bowie State College Affect Operations Nationwide Innovation Middle (BIONIC) is designed to leverage analysis in synthetic intelligence, publicly out there info, and cognitive/human behavioral sciences to fight antagonistic misinformation campaigns. BIONIC will have interaction BSU scholar to assist assess, analyze, and deploy the advantages of an built-in strategy to detect, deter, and defeat harmful malign/adversarial info campaigns that may threaten our nationwide safety.

“With our companions, BIONIC will deal with superior analysis & improvement with, synthetic intelligence (AI), machine studying and cognitive human-machine interactions that may assist cut back organizations’ info risk,” stated Dr. Lethia S. Jackson, chair of  the division of know-how and safety at Bowie State. “Misinformation is usually a mistake whereas disinformation is deliberately dishonest and a safety risk.  Each could cause irreparable hurt to a company,” she stated.

BIONIC will create new alternatives for the scholars and school of BSU, and probably different HBCUs, to take part in internships, apprenticeships, and profession alternatives in superior know-how and science fields. The BIONIC initiative is predicted to result in analysis funding that aids each persevering with schooling and the applying of scholar ingenuity towards fixing real-world issues associated to misinformation and disinformation.

BIONIC additionally offers BSU with the chance to open a gateway for HBCU participation on the new Hawai’i Pacific Innovation Campus (HI-PIC). The HI-PIC, a Oahu-based Unbiased Check Group devoted to supporting the expansion of a strong innovation district in Hawai’i, will present testing for BIONIC associate options. The HI-PIC’s focus is on bringing modern know-how and innovation collectively to resolve onerous issues and practice the following era of technologists for high-tech jobs. The HI-PIC is presently supporting the Division of Protection within the Indo-Pacific bringing collectively cutting-edge applied sciences and companions to deal with strategic challenges.

Bowie State College’s collaboration with the HI-PIC offers new strategic partnership alternatives for BSU with different college companions and companies in Hawai’i that may present financial assist to each college students and the native Hawaiian economic system.

Bowie State is already able to executing and administering superior safety applications sponsored for DOD as evidenced by the college’s U.S. Military Cybersecurity program. As well as, the college college students completed third in a 2020 nationwide academia Adversarial AI/Deep Faux Problem that was sponsored by the U.S. Military’s Evening Imaginative and prescient Labs.

The Maryland Middle at Bowie State College is the one HBCU affiliate that may be a mentor for the Division of Protection (DOD) Mentor-Protégé program and is supporting the U.S. Military’s Risk System Administration Workplace (TSMO) researching present threats, offering options, and deciphering threat-relevance to new assaults that focus on the Military.

“We’re extraordinarily excited in regards to the BIONIC initiative in collaboration with our strategic companions,” stated Dr. Carl Goodman, Provost at Bowie State.  “As an HBCU, we’ve firsthand expertise with the harms of misinformation/disinformation campaigns geared toward degrading our disparate populations and the position it performs in undermining our nationwide safety. The BIONIC initiative propels Bowie State College to the entrance strains of recent analysis and improvement on this important space of nationwide want,” stated Dr. Goodman.


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