Largest Gift in the History of NCSSM to Fund AI Program

$2 million gift comes from school alumnus
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Thomas F. Looney, Chair of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Board of Trustees; Karen LeVert, chair of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Foundation; Carl Ryden with wife Ashley Ryden; Todd Roberts, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics chancellor; and Margaret Spellings, president of the UNC System.

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics recently announced the launch of The Ryden Program for Innovation and Leadership in Artificial Intelligence. This new program was made possible by a $2 million gift from school alumnus Carl Ryden, cofounder and CEO of PrecisionLender.

The Ryden Program’s goal is to educate future leaders about artificial intelligence so they understand the merits and ethical considerations related to it. The Ryden Program will place a strong emphasis on ensuring that students understand how to merge humanity with machine learning, and how to use artificial intelligence to solve complex, macro problems affecting society.

Carl Ryden, a 1989 graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, credits the school with changing the trajectory of his life and views it as an “equity partner in his future.”

 

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