OU to become a a national Artificial Information science research center


The University of Oklahoma will be one of a dozen scientific centers receiving $765 million over the next 5 years to focus on the study of artificial intelligence or AI. The White House says they will also study quantum information science.

Each AI center will focus on a particular application. For example, the University of Oklahoma, Norman, will host NSF’s Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography. NSF envisions investing an additional $300 million in grants to support AI work reported Science Magazine.

Numerous private tech companies such as IBM, Google, and Intel will also contribute to the twin pushes, which call for a total of more than $1 billion in research investment.

Each center will receive $20 million over 5 years, assuming Congress approves the funding, with a down payment coming out of funds already approved for this year. Five will receive support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and two from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


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