NSF Launches New National AI Research Resource Pilot

On January 24, the National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with various agencies, launched the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) pilot. This initiative takes a first step towards creating a research infrastructure aimed at both strengthening and democratizing access to the essential resources required for responsible AI discovery and innovation.

The NAIRR pilot is designed to equip U.S.-based researchers and educators with access to advanced computing power, extensive datasets, sophisticated models, cutting-edge software, and comprehensive training and support. By fostering collaboration across academia, industry, the nonprofit sector, and government, the program intends to utilize cross-sector partnerships. According to NSF, such collaborations are expected to drive the development of commercially viable AI applications and solutions that stimulate economic growth through the creation of new markets and revenue streams.

Moreover, the initiative aims to apply AI solutions to pressing challenges in healthcare, environmental conservation, education support and infrastructure sustainability. The program will offer training on AI technologies and promote responsible approaches to AI development that builds towards greater accessibility, security, and responsibility of innovation.

Additional information about the pilot, including how to apply for access to resources, can be found here.


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