Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office

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About the Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office


Transform the Department of Energy into the United States Government’s lead agency in the civilian use of artificial intelligence (AI) by accelerating the research, development , delivery, and application of AI.


The Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office (AITO), the Department of Energy’s center for artificial intelligence, will accelerate the delivery of AI-enabled capabilities, scale the Department-wide development of AI, synchronize AI applications to advance the agency’s core missions, and expand public and private sector strategic partnerships, all in support of American AI leadership.

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AI News

U.S. Department of Energy to Provide $16 Million for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Research
The funding will support predictive modeling and simulation for physical sciences research and “decision support” in managing complex processes.
September 9, 2020
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White House Office of Technology Policy, National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Announce Over $1 Billion in Awards for Arti...
The awards will establish 12 new artificial intelligence and quantum information science research institutes nationwide.
August 26, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces the First Five Consortium
The Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office announce a consortium focused on tools to help first responders save lives and property.
August 18, 2020
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Department of Energy to Provide $40 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research at DOE Scientific User Facilities
DOE announced plans to provide up to $40 million over three years for new research in data, artificial intelligence and machine learning
March 9, 2020
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Cheryl Ingstad Sworn in as Director of DOE’s Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office
On Tuesday, February 4, Cheryl Ingstad was sworn in by Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar as the Director of AITO.
February 6, 2020
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Secretary Perry Addresses the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence
DOE Secretary Rick Perry addresses the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.
November 6, 2019
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What They Are Saying: Support For DOE’s New Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office
Reaction from last week's announcement about the Energy Department's New Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office.
September 13, 2019
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Secretary Perry Stands Up Office for Artificial Intelligence and Technology
This action has been taken as part of the President’s call for a national AI strategy.
September 6, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $21.4 Million for Quantum Information Science Research
Projects linked to both particle physics and fusion energy.
August 26, 2019
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AI @ DOE Newsletters

AI @ DOE Newsletter (December 2020)
DOE is now organized -- and laser-focused on accelerating AI development and application -- to ensure it is used as a force for good.
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AI @ DOE Newsletter (October/November 2020)
There is an urgent need to recognize that the data, models, and algorithms -- on which AI relies -- are in need of protection too.
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AI @ DOE Newsletter (September 2020)
We focus on the power of artificial intelligence to grow and transform our economy, including precision energy exploration and advanced manufacturing.
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AI @ DOE Newsletter (August 2020)
We focus our efforts on harnessing the power of AI to save lives with the First Five Consortium and the COVID Insights Partnership.
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AI @ DOE Newsletter (July 2020)
We continue to leverage the power of our world-leading supercomputing and AI resources in the fight against COVID-19, while also driving AI solutions
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AI @ DOE Newsletter (June 2020)
The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium has added another supercomputer to its effort to speed the work of vaccine researchers.
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AI @ DOE Newsletter (March 10, 2020)
Cheryl Ingstad appointed as the first director of the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office, where she will oversee the DOE’s AI activities.
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AI @ DOE Newsletter (February 11, 2020)
How wisely we put AI to use will make all the difference for our country and for the world.
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AI @ DOE Newsletter (January 7, 2020)
Artificial intelligence will be as transformative to our daily lives as electricity was to American society more than a century ago.
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AI @ DOE Newsletter (November 19, 2019)
We are engaged in an epic race for artificial intelligence (AI) supremacy, with rival nations that hold rival notions about freedom.
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AI Blog

Congratulations to Margaret Lentz for Winning a 2020 Gears of Government Council Award
Margaret worked with two other DOE employees to develop the Artificial Intelligence Exchange (AIX) database.
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Inspiring Next Generation of Women as STEM Leaders
Why Cheryl Ingstad, Director of the Office of Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office, is aiming to inspire more women to pursue STEM careers.
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Your AI Story – Sakshi Mishra
Learn why Sakshi Mishra loves her job as an artificial intelligence researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory finding climate solutions.
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Using Artificial Intelligence in Fossil Energy R&D
5 Uses For Artificial Intelligence You've Never Heard Of
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AITO @ CES 2020
AITO went to CES 2020 in January.
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A Sneak Peek of Tomorrow’s A.I. Technologies
To unleash the power of A.I., scientists and engineers need to find ways to redesign computers and memory so machines can learn better and faster.
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CANDLE Illuminates New Pathways in Fight Against Cancer
CANcer Distributed Learning Environment is cross-cutting initiative of the Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer.
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Your AI Career: April’s Story
Learn how April Morton became a leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Artificial Intelligence work.
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Your AI Career: Vitalij’s Story
Learn how Dr. Vitalij Pecharsky became a leader at Ames National Laboratory in Artificial Intelligence work.
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Coming Together to Empower Veterans and Prevent Suicide
The full strengths of the federal government are being brought to bear on this challenge. But even more is needed.
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Developing AI for Precision Drug Therapy in Fight Against Cancer
The Energy Department and National Cancer Institute are building tools that will improve the screening process for new cancer drugs.
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Your AI Career: Alnur's Story
From video games to an AI career -- meet Alnur Ali, soon-to-be Ph.D. graduate in Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University.
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American Scientific Leadership in the 21st Century
The prosperity, security, and national competitiveness of the United States depend on science and innovation.
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Direct Current Podcasts About AI

Graphic: Live at AAAS: Direct Current Podcast: Making AI Safer, Smarter, & More Secure

Artificial intelligence is all around us — even if we don’t realize it — and the rapid spread of AI technologies into our lives raises big questions about security. Our guests in this episode study the risks of ever-present AI,

Cover art for Direct Current podcast episode "AI: This Is Just the Beginning."

Artificial intelligence is all over the news, but what's all the hype really about? We travel to Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee to find out how AI is going to revolutionize science, and welcome a new podcast to the Department of Energy family!

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Insights from artifical intelligence has the potential to transform nearly every aspect of the world as we know it. Today, it is being applied to accelerate the pace of discovery in a wide variety of areas including energy, materials science, health care, national security, emergency response, transportation, and more.