Research Centers and Labs
With artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly moving into everyday life and being woven into our core social institutions like health care, employment, education, criminal justice, AI.Now is working towards a deeper understanding of its effects and exploring ways to harness AI’s power for good. The initiative’s core research areas include rights and liberties, labor and automation, bias and inclusion, and safety and critical infrastructure.
Game Innovation Lab
The Game Innovation Lab brings together faculty and students from the School of Engineering and the greater NYU community doing research focused on games as an innovation challenge. The Lab's emphasis is on the technical / engineering / science side of games and simulations. Sample projects include user interface innovation (sensor-based tracking, multi-touch), network and video quality research, and research on games for learning.
Mobile Augmented Reality Lab
NYU’s Mobile Augmented Reality Lab is devoted to pioneering the field of mobile augmented reality with emerging AR technologies.
NYU Ability Project
An interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to the study of disability and the development of accessible, assistive and rehab technologies.
Located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, RLab is the nation’s first city-funded center for research, entrepreneurship and education in virtual and augmented-reality, spatial computing and other evolving interactive technologies.
The Governance Lab (The GovLab)
The Governance Lab studies the impact of technology on governing. This "think" and "do" tank partners with public institutions to design, implement and assess innovative ways of using technology to advance more effective and legitimate governing. Our goal is to strengthen the ability of public institutions — including but not limited to governments — and people to work more transparently and collaboratively to make better decisions, solve public problems, and advance social justice.