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National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes Program Webinar

About this event

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced tremendously and today promises personalized healthcare; enhanced national security; improved transportation; and more effective education, to name just a few benefits. Increased computing power, the availability of large datasets and streaming data, and algorithmic advances in machine learning (ML) have made it possible for AI research and development to create new sectors of the economy and revitalize industries. Continued advancement, enabled by sustained federal investment and channeled toward issues of national importance, holds the potential for further economic impact and quality-of-life improvements.

The goal of this program is to enable multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder research on large-scale, long-time-horizon challenges in areas of national importance, through the growth of the network of National AI Research Institutes. This webinar will introduce the program, describe funding opportunities, and address questions about the program.

The National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes program is a joint government effort between the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). New to the program this year are contributions from partners in U.S. industry who share in the government’s goal to advance national competitiveness through National AI Research Institutes. This year’s industry partners are Accenture, Amazon, Google, and Intel Corporation.

This webinar will cover the National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes solicitation NSF 20-604, submission requirements and program updates.



A REVISED version of the slides used in the webinar 9/21/2020 are posted here under Public Attachments (at the bottom of the page). The script is in the notes section of the presentation. No real time transcript or recording is available at this time.

Notes on revision: The first slide contains a guide to the revisions.  These updates correct a typo on one slide and revise the script in another slide to reflect a change in the policy regarding eligibility of individuals who have affiliations with partner companies, as reflected in the revised FAQ. Please consult these documents for full details.