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NSF, Partners Form ‘RINGS,’ a New Initiative to Catalyze Next-Gen Computing and Networking

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a new public-private partnership aimed squarely at the development of next-generation technologies: the Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) program. RINGS will ...Full Article

NSF, VMware Partner on IT Sustainability

An oft overlooked virtue of virtual machines is the replacement of IT infrastructure like servers with a more energy-efficient abstracted version of hardware. That advance has contributed to sustainability ...Full Article

AI Emerges as US Priority in Budget Talks

Among a lengthy list of U.S. technology initiatives included in pending budget legislation is a proposed National Artificial Intelligence Initiative that would be managed across several science agencies. The ...Full Article

U.S. Non-Military AI Investments Near $1B

The White House projected this week that U.S. civilian research agencies will spend nearly $1 billion on AI research during the next fiscal year. The estimate was released by ...Full Article

NSF Gets Pushback on AI Ethics Research

The National Science Foundation is taking some heat for collaborating with Amazon to fund research on AI fairness. With proposals due at the end of June (“letters of intent” ...Full Article

DARPA, NSF Pursue Machine Learning Chip

A new U.S. research initiative seeks to develop a processor capable of real-time learning while operating with the “efficiency of the human brain.” The National Science Foundation (NSF) and ...Full Article

White House Launches AI Initiative

A Trump administration AI initiative would prioritize federal R&D investments in machine intelligence as a way boosting U.S. economic and national security. The “American AI Initiative” launched via executive ...Full Article

NSF Explores Risks, Rewards of Automation

Addressing the growing unease over the prospect of AI taking jobs from humans, the National Science Foundation is soliciting proposals for how machines and workers can collaborate in ways ...Full Article

U.S. Moves to Get AI House in Order

An AI advisory body established by the U.S. Congress will examine how the technology can be applied on the battlefield. The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence was established ...Full Article

NSF Funds Cybersecurity, Trusted AI Research

The National Science Foundation will fund a broad range of cybersecurity, data privacy and network security research projects that includes a new Center for Trustworthy Machine Learning. NSF’s Secure ...Full Article
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