Funding Opportunity - Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes

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October 19, 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes

Funding Opportunity: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes. Image AI photo illustration courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced tremendously and today promises personalized healthcare; enhanced national security; improved transportation; more effective education, and precision agriculture. Development of AI technologies has the potential to improve commerce, manufacturing, logistics, medicine, and agriculture, so USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the National Science Foundation and other partner agencies are jointly sponsoring the AI Institutes program. Advancing and deploying new approaches and applications of AI is a natural extension to agricultural production and food security. There are numerous opportunities to apply transformative, user-inclusive data-driven research methods and algorithm development to the food and agricultural sector to yield meaningful insights, predictive tools, and real-time solutions for production; food processing; transportation and storage; wholesale and retail marketing; and high-quality products and information for consumers. AI Research Institutes that simultaneously advance foundational AI research and agriculture and food systems might build new multidisciplinary communities and create the workforce needed for an AI-powered revolution in agriculture. Deadline to apply is May 13, 2022. For more information, read the AI Research Institutes funding opportunity announcement.