The project is the result of President Biden’s executive order to launch the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR).
Federal research agency, the National Science Foundation, announced the launch of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) pilot program, which is expected to provide educators and researchers across the U.S. access to cutting-edge data, tools, and support for artificial intelligence innovation.
The program has received pledges of support from multiple organizations, including private sector contributors, including IBM, Google, Microsoft, AWS, NVIDIA, and Intel, among others. Several federal bodies, including NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Energy, are also contributing to the program.
NVIDIA is set to contribute $30 million in support, most of which will come from computing access to its DGX platform. Similarly, Microsoft is providing Azure compute credits worth $20 million. OpenAI is also contributing credits worth $1 million in terms of AI safety and societal impact research.
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The program has come as a part of executing President Biden’s October 30 artificial intelligence executive order. It will essentially work as a proof of concept for two years before being expanded to a full-scale resource. The program will cover access to research resources, privacy and security setups, interoperability, education, and user support.
The NAIRR project will include advanced computing, AI models, software, and data and will primarily be used for academic purposes. The project is expected to provide resources for users ranging from large model researchers to school and community college educators.
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