US Department of Energy to invest $40m in AI and machine learning research

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has decided to provide funds up to $40 million over a three-year period for new research in data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning to address the challenges associated with issues related to data production and management at DOE scientific user facilities.

Dr. Chris Fall, Director of DOE’s Office of Science, said: “Major scientific facilities at our DOE national laboratories are generating vast and growing amounts of data for...

Infosys: On how edge computing and blockchain will be key in different ways for AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has gone beyond the way of the buzzword, all hype and no substance. Indeed, the technology is being increasingly seen in the enterprise as important in concert with other technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing.

A report from KPMG last month explored how artificial intelligence would look to influence business. Among millennial respondents, AI came out on top as the biggest technological priority, ahead of IoT and 5G. Yet...

New funding for AI startups in devices, energy and healthcare unveiled

Plenty of funding is currently swirling around in the field of artificial intelligence across various sectors; take the £84 million announced earlier this month by the UK government around AI, robotics research and smart energy innovation, as well as $2 billion committed by DARPA. Three of the latest funding round announcements showcase a wide range of solutions, from energy to healthcare. US-based AI semiconductor manufacturer Syntiant raised $25 million (£19.5m) in its latest series B...