Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon, Army Research Laboratory Partner for AI Research

Carnegie Mellon University and the Army Research Laboratory are combining their AI efforts under a $72 million R&D agreement.

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To enhance the nation's security and defense capabilities, Carnegie Mellon University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are embarking on $72 million agreement to accelerate the research and development of advanced algorithms, automation and artificial intelligence. CMU will lead a consortium of universities in this effort. The cooperative agreement is a contractual vehicle to support publishable AI research.

"Tackling difficult science and technology challenges is rarely done alone and there is no greater challenge facing the Army than artificial intelligence. That's why ARL is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University, which will lead a consortium of universities to study AI," said ARL Director Philip Perconti. "The Army is looking forward to making great advances in AI research to ensure readiness today and to enhance the Army's modernization priorities for the future."

The agreement for fundamental research is the result of an initial collaboration between Carnegie Mellon and ARL under ARL's Open Campus Initiative, which allows college researchers to work side-by-side with ARL scientists to collaborate on projects. Under the new agreement, Carnegie Mellon and a team of academic research institutions will focus on fundamental research to develop solutions to enable autonomous process, the exploitation and dissemination of intelligence, and other operational and decision-support activities for the Army and the Department of Defense.

More information about the agreement can be found here.

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