The JPMorgan Chase & Co. AI Maker Space

At Carnegie Mellon University — one of the places where artificial intelligence was invented — we’ve had a front row seat for the development of AI technologies that have changed how we live. From self-driving cars and smart home devices to robots and electronic assistants like Alexa and Siri, we’ve had a hand in all of it. And we know this is only the tip of the iceberg. We believe we have an obligation to study and create new frontiers in AI, and we take that obligation seriously.

To that end, we created the JPMorgan Chase & Co. AI Maker Space. The 1,900-square-foot facility, which opened in the fall of 2021, resides in one of the newest, largest buildings on CMU’s campus — also home to the Tepper School of Business and the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. Unlike traditional maker spaces, which focus on building hardware, the AI maker space will concentrate on software development. The space will house state-of-the-art hardware available to students, who will also have access to associated software packages and massive datasets to pursue independent research and complete projects.

We believe that a vibrant AI maker space will accelerate student research and experiences in AI, making it a boon to CMU and a model for other institutions as AI grows in popularity and sophistication.

Reid Simmons
Director, AI Maker Space and B.S. in AI Program

Relive Our Grand Opening

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. AI Maker Space hosted a grand opening event in November 2021. In fitting fashion, a robot cut the ceremonial ribbon. Check out highlights from the event in the video below.

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The JPMorgan Chase & Co. AI Maker Space...

Houses distinct spaces for various areas of AI research, from drones to smart homes and everything in between.

Employs an open floor plan, so students easily see the diversity of projects happening around them.

Democratizes access to the tools students need to study AI, bringing them out of the faculty lab and into an open facility.