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New York Hall of Science awarded federal funding for project on artificial intelligence – QNS.com


May 26, 2023

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng announces that New York Hall of Science was awarded federal funding for a project on artificial and all-natural intelligence.

(Photo courtesy of NYSCI)

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New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will play a important part in the future of artificial and all-natural intelligence immediately after U.S. Rep. Grace Meng announced that the institution in Flushing Meadows Corona Park has been awarded practically a half-million dollars in federal funding from the National Science Foundation more than the subsequent 5 years.

NYSCI will be aspect of a $20 million initiative led by Columbia University to establish an AI Institute for Artificial and All-natural Intelligence (ARNI), an interdisciplinary center that will bring collectively various best investigation institutions to concentrate on a national priority: connecting the key progress created in AI systems to the revolution in understanding the brain.

“For decades, NYSCI has had a tremendous effect in our area, growing the expertise of science for millions of students, teachers and households, and I am excited as it requires aspect in this new and vital initiative,” Meng stated. “I appear forward to seeing the function and contributions that NYSCI’s group tends to make to this project, and the effect it will have on its guests to our borough.”

NYSCI was also chosen by NASA to host solar eclipse neighborhood events.Photo courtesy of NYSCI

More than the subsequent 5 years, NYSCI will serve as a collaborative museum outreach companion and the property of the Youth Residency plan to create and test new exhibit activities that foster public engagement about AI and Neuroscience. By means of interactive public engagement, NYSCI will advance 1 plank of the ARNI plan: to invite American youth and their households to uncover how our brains function, how AI can support men and women see thrilling components of getting human by experiencing and understanding how memories type, and to tinker with how AI is the similar and distinctive from the way humans believe.

“NYSCI is excited to collaborate with the Artificial and All-natural Intelligence Institute’s Youth Residency plan to engage Explainers, who are aspect of our signature Science Profession Ladder plan, and foster public engagement about AI and Neuroscience,” NYSI President and CEO Dr. Margaret Honey stated. “This 5-year partnership will invite guests and households to uncover how our brains function and discover the intriguing connections in between humans and machine.”

Funding for the project is also offered by way of the Division of Defense. NYSI was also chosen by NASA to host a series of astronomy-connected neighborhood events in the run up to the April 2024 solar eclipse. Component of NASA’s Subsequent Gen STEM plan, NYSCI has been designated as a “community anchor” and will serve as a “local hub bringing NASA STEM and space science to students and households in traditionally underserved places.” The solar eclipse will happen on April eight, 2024.

NYSCI is 1 of 17 institutions chosen by NASA to get grants to support make these 1- to two-year projects a reality, enhancing the neighborhood effect and strengthening their capacity to develop sustainable connections in between their communities and NASA. “Community anchors” host events that introduce space science to communities across the nation and broaden student participation in STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics).

“The sky is our understanding lab and a solar eclipse is a no cost science experiment that absolutely everyone can — and ought to — expertise. It is the great chance to bring the neighborhood collectively and share thrilling, understandable STEM tips,” Honey stated. “We are thrilled to continue our sturdy operating partnership with NASA and expertise the majesty of the 2024 solar eclipse with kids and households across New York.”