Two Indiana University schools will share a portion of $40 million in National Science Foundation grants to investigate how artificial intelligence could be used to improve people’s lives. IU says it will serve as a principal organization in two of eleven, new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes.
IU’s Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering and the IU School of Education in Bloomington will collaborate on projects in their respective fields for NSF.
The foundation has launched the new institutes to explore how AI-based technologies could result in advances such as helping older adults lead more independent lives, creating solutions to improve agriculture and food supply chains, and transforming AI into accessible “plug-and-play” technology.
Researchers from the IU School of Education and the Luddy School are part of the team for the NSF AI Institute for Engaged Learning, which will advance natural language processing, computer vision and machine learning to engage learners in AI-driven learning environments, particularly in STEM.
“In Luddy, we’ll be developing and applying computer vision algorithms for creating more effective and engaging learning environments,” said Luddy professor of computer science David Crandall. “I think AI has great potential to improve education, and I’m so excited to be part of this fantastic interdisciplinary team working toward that goal.”
The other program is the AI Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment, which will build the next generation of cyberinfrastructure to make AI easier for scientists to use