There’s no time like the present to shape the future.

Developing interdisciplinary, human centered approaches to AI scholarship, curricula and entrepreneurship.


The Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence at Colby is the first cross-disciplinary institute for artificial intelligence (AI) at a liberal arts college. The Institute facilitates interdisciplinary, human-centered scholarship using rich datasets with real-world consequences and prepares students for a future where AI is transforming industries, careers, and modes of discovery, creativity, and scholarship. AI shapes all our lives; we should all be informed, critical AI tool users and tool builders.


-Getting a Head Start on AI-

Building a Better Statistical Model

The Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Halloran Lab for Entrepreneurship host SureStart, a summer program that teaches real-world skills to students interested in AI.

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Student Research at CUSRR 2023

Colby students get a rare opportunity to participate in conference-style presentations of their summer research; learning what goes into preparation of abstracts, talk and poster presentations. Our SureStart students rose to the challenge and demonstrated the skills they learned through the summer.

-AI Faculy positions-

Faculty AI Lines at Colby College

Colby College, through a generous gift that created the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, is hiring an interdisciplinary cluster of two faculty members and one postdoctoral associate in the 2023-24 academic year. This follows successful hires in 2022-23 for scholars of Environmental AI, Philosophy of AI and an AI postdoc. Faculty at Colby have numerous opportunities to collaborate on research and teaching related to AI; currently there are faculty pursuing AI-related scholarship in geology, anthropology, music, physics, economics, east Asian studies and computer science. 


PLAY: Games with a Purpose

OCTOBER 6, 2023 | 11:30 am - ROBERTS DINING HALL

Join us each week in a new location for games with a purpose. AI themed interactions that you can try!


Sponsored by the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

PROFESSOR LINDSAY GRACE - Human Computation, Games and AI

OCTOBER 17, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. - PARKER REED, SSWAC

AI games start at 6:00 pm – BRING YOUR LAPTOP!

Talk starts at 7:00 pm

Cookies and refreshments provided!

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