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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Creation of AI, Quantum Research Institutes

Yet more in place to address emerging application and infrastructure.  Like to see the USDA connections where I think there are still many possibilities.

White House Announces New AI, Quantum Research Institutes
VentureBeat  via ACM
Kyle Wiggers
August 26, 2020

The White House announced the creation of 12 new artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science research institutes, to be funded by federal agencies. The Trump Administration said the U.S. National Science Foundation will invest $100 million in five AI institutes over five years, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security's Security Science and Technology Directorate, and the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration. USDA will separately fund two institutes of its own, with focus areas including "user-driven trustworthy AI" for weather, climate, and coastal hazards applications, and theoretical challenges like neural architecture optimization. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy will invest $625 million in five quantum information science research centers, whose objectives will include surmounting obstacles in quantum state resilience, controllability, and scalability. ... "

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