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The Global Reach of CMU AI

SCS To Lead Four National Science Foundation AI Institutes


The NSF has created 11 new institutes dedicated to AI research across a wide range of sectors. CMU researchers are involved in four of them related to agriculture, elder care, ethics and hunger.

Global health care, the future of transportation, food security, consumer privacy in a networked world. As intractable problems accrue and grow, artificial intelligence is increasingly being called upon as part of the solution. Carnegie Mellon University AI researchers have stepped up to help surmount these obstacles where large data sets must be analyzed and patterns discovered to find answers.

Last year, the National Science Foundation teamed up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as corporate sponsors Accenture, Amazon, Google and Intel to provide $220 million in grants to create 11 new institutes specifically dedicated to AI research across a wide range of sectors.

CMU's School of Computer Science and College of Engineering faculty will work with four of these new institutes: the AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture, the AI Institute for Collaborative Assistance and Responsive Interaction for Networked Groups, the AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence, and the USDA-NIFA Institute for Agricultural AI for Transforming the Workforce and Decision Support.

Learn more about these institutes and meet the researchers leading the work in our magazine, The Link.