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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 organic intelligence.

(Photo courtesy of NYSCI)

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New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will play a crucial function in the future of artificial and organic intelligence just 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 portion 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 various top rated investigation institutions to concentrate on a national priority: connecting the big progress produced in AI systems to the revolution in understanding the brain.

“For decades, NYSCI has had a tremendous influence in our area, rising the expertise of science for millions of students, teachers and households, and I am excited as it requires portion in this new and crucial initiative,” Meng stated. “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 dwelling of the Youth Residency system to create and test new exhibit activities that foster public engagement about AI and Neuroscience. By means of interactive public engagement, NYSCI will advance one particular plank of the ARNI system: to invite American youth and their households to find out how our brains function, how AI can aid folks see fascinating components of getting human by experiencing and understanding how memories kind, and to tinker with how AI is the similar and diverse from the way humans consider.

“NYSCI is excited to collaborate with the Artificial and Organic Intelligence Institute’s Youth Residency system to engage Explainers, who are portion of our signature Science Profession Ladder system, 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 find out 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-connected neighborhood events in the run up to the April 2024 solar eclipse. Component of NASA’s Subsequent Gen STEM system, 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 locations.” The solar eclipse will happen on April eight, 2024.

NYSCI is one particular of 17 institutions chosen by NASA to get grants to aid make these one particular- to two-year projects a reality, enhancing the regional 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 studying lab and a solar eclipse is a absolutely free science experiment that every person can — and must — practical experience. It is the excellent chance to bring the neighborhood with each other and share fascinating, understandable STEM tips,” Honey stated. “We are thrilled to continue our sturdy functioning connection with NASA and practical experience the majesty of the 2024 solar eclipse with kids and households across New York.”