Department of Energy to Provide $40 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research at DOE Scientific User Facilities

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide up to $40 million over three years for new research in data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to address the challenges of producing and managing data at DOE scientific user facilities.

“Major scientific facilities at our DOE national laboratories are generating vast and growing amounts of data for researchers every day,” said Dr. Chris Fall, Director of DOE’s Office of Science. “Artificial intelligence and machine learning hold out new promise for managing this wealth of data as well as improving facility operations and aiding in experimental design.”

Proposals are expected to focus on each of a range of different challenges, including extracting information from complex data sets, managing facility operations in real time, and optimizing experiments through the creation of virtual laboratory environments, among other topics.

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