“The National Science Foundation’s program solicitation for eight more Artificial Intelligence Institutes in 2021 leverages industry funding, datasets, software and expertise for the first time to accelerate research in opportune disciplines.”
“Accenture, Amazon, Google and Intel committed to help put more than $160 million toward the second round of institutes, making growing the network a multi-sector endeavor.”
“Industry’s involvement comes as NSF looks to identify new areas where AI research is needed, its original solicitation having spanned more than half of all states in terms of the organizations involved…”
“NSF’s latest solicitation seeks institute proposals across eight thematic areas:
- human-AI interaction and collaboration,
- computer and network systems,
- dynamic systems,
- biology, and
- agriculture and food systems.
“Those areas are not set in stone; rather the research community is expected to weigh in via its proposals on the most pressing opportunities…” Read the full article here.
Source: NSF’s new AI Institutes will leverage industry resources to expand network – By Dave Nyczepir, September 10, 2020. FedScoop.