Innovation Center

AI Lab

The AI Lab at The New School is a hub for cutting-edge exploration, dedicated to fostering an environment of collaborative innovation at the intersection of artificial intelligence and creative disciplines. Embracing technologies like Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Natural Language Processing, our aim is to intertwine the power of AI with fields such as design, social research, and performing arts, emboldening trailblazing initiatives to craft impactful solutions.

Our AI Lab facilitates a dynamic ecosystem, uniting faculty, students, industry and corporate stakeholders, startups, cultural institutions, and policy framers, to co-create AI-driven prototypes, applications, exhibitions, and performances. We champion curious exploration and interdisciplinary synergy through diverse academic curricula, AI-focused hackathons, public discourse, and scholarly publications. Our efforts hone in on the fusion of AI, user-centered design, immersive experiences, and ethical implications, striving to glean insights, envisage futuristic narratives, and deliver transformative AI-infused products and experiences. For more information and partnership opportunities contact Maya Georgieva, Senior Director, Innovation Center at


Unleashing the Power of ChatGPT/AI to Transform the Future of Education & Work – June ’23

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of technology, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force, revolutionizing various aspects of our lives. While we stand on the cusp of a new era, it is imperative for our university to understand the risks as well as assess the remarkable potential of foundation AI models.

Join us for an inspiring discussion on the untapped potential of foundation AI models and their revolutionary impact on education and work, hosted by Dr. Lin Zhou, SVP and CIO. Discover how transformative models, like GPT-3 and beyond, are reshaping the educational landscape and can empower our university community. From personalized learning experiences to advanced research capabilities, explore the limitless possibilities of AI models to drive innovation and propel our institution toward a future of educational and work excellence. A live code of foundation model applications will be demonstrated utilizing university data.

Speakers Include: 

Dr. Lin Zhou, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Sven Travis, Associate Professor, Media and Design
Maya Georgieva, Senior Director, Innovation Center
Charles Allison, Associate Professor, Professional Practice
Shashwath Santosh, Product Design (BFA) ’23
Julia Daser, Design & Technology (BFA) ’25

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