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Energy Announces $30M Project for AI, Machine Learning Research

Energy Announces $30M Project for AI, Machine Learning Research

The Department of Energy has announced a $30M grant to support advanced research in machine learning and artificial intelligence for scientific investigation and complex systems management. Funding will be split between two focuses: $10M for predictive modeling on physical science research and $20M for "decision support" in managing complex systems, the department announced Wednesday.

The agency said grants will be competitively awarded based on peer review and will be available for national laboratories, universities, nonprofit organizations and industry. 

Paul Dabbar, the undersecretary for science, said the initiative will help the United States maintain its leadership in machine learning and AI applications. 

The technologies are "among the most powerful tools we have today for both advancing scientific knowledge and managing our increasingly complex technological environment,” Dabbar said. 

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