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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 essential part in the future of artificial and all-natural intelligence right after U.S. Rep. Grace Meng announced that the institution in Flushing Meadows Corona Park has been awarded almost a half-million dollars in federal funding from the National Science Foundation more than the subsequent 5 years.

NYSCI will be element of a $20 million initiative led by Columbia University to establish an AI Institute for Artificial and Organic Intelligence (ARNI), an interdisciplinary center that will bring with each other a number of best analysis institutions to concentrate on a national priority: connecting the important progress produced in AI systems to the revolution in understanding the brain.

“For decades, NYSCI has had a tremendous influence in our area, growing the expertise of science for millions of students, teachers and households, and I am excited as it requires element in this new and important initiative,” Meng mentioned. “I appear forward to seeing the function and contributions that NYSCI’s group tends to make to this project, and the influence 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. Via interactive public engagement, NYSCI will advance a single plank of the ARNI plan: to invite American youth and their households to uncover how our brains function, how AI can assist individuals see fascinating components of becoming human by experiencing and understanding how memories kind, and to tinker with how AI is the very same and unique from the way humans believe.

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

Funding for the project is also supplied by means of the Division of Defense. NYSI was also chosen by NASA to host a series of astronomy-associated neighborhood events in the run up to the April 2024 solar eclipse. Portion 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 regions.” The solar eclipse will take place on April eight, 2024.

NYSCI is a single of 17 institutions chosen by NASA to get grants to assist make these a single- to two-year projects a reality, enhancing the neighborhood influence and strengthening their capability to construct sustainable connections amongst 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 cost-free science experiment that everybody can — and should really — practical experience. It is the fantastic chance to bring the neighborhood with each other and share fascinating, understandable STEM concepts,” Honey mentioned. “We are thrilled to continue our sturdy operating connection with NASA and practical experience the majesty of the 2024 solar eclipse with kids and households across New York.”

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