Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide up to $21 million to support research in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for fusion energy.
“These awards will enable fusion researchers to take advantage of recent rapid advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning,” said Dr. Chris Fall, Director of DOE’s Office of Science. “AI and ML will help us to accelerate progress in fusion and keep American scientists at the forefront of fusion research.”
The selected awards will seek to improve operational efficiencies at Office of Science fusion facilities by automating data analysis workflows and enabling real-time control algorithms. Researchers are expected to make use of the world-leading supercomputing resources at DOE national laboratories.