Carnegie Mellon University will soon open a federally funded artificial intelligence institute focused on finding ways to use AI to benefit public health, disaster management and other societal needs.
The AI Institute for Societal Decision Making is slated to begin operations on June 1 with a team of approximately 30 researchers and educators, Trib Live reported.
Carnegie Mellon will receive $20 million in federal funding for the institute over the next five years as part of a research initiative announced by the National Science Foundation this month. Aarti Singh, a professor of machine learning at Carnegie Mellon, will serve as the institute’s director.
Carnegie Mellon is one of seven universities to receive funding and launch AI institutes focused on areas such as trustworthy AI, cybersecurity, agriculture and education.