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About the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office

Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office


Transform DOE into a world-leading AI enterprise by accelerating the research, development, delivery, and adoption of AI.


The Artificial Intelligence and 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 and impact of AI, and synchronize AI activities to advance the agency’s core missions, expand partnerships, and support American AI Leadership.


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AI News

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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DOE’s NNSA signs $600 million contract to build its first exascale supercomputer
'El Capitan’ at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will perform mission critical research to maintain U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile
August 13, 2019
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Secretary Perry Applauds President Trump’s Action on A.I., Announces XLab Summit on Artificial Intelligence in Chicago
Innovation XLab Artificial Intelligence Summit brings together industry leaders from the energy, transportation, healthcare and manufacturing sector.
June 21, 2019
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U.S. Supercomputers Still Fastest In The World
Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories continue to house the fastest supercomputers in the world, according to the new TOP500 List.
June 18, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy and Cray to Deliver Record-Setting Frontier Supercomputer at ORNL
Exascale system expected to be world’s most powerful computer for science and innovation.
May 7, 2019
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How the Energy Department Helps Fight the Opioid Crisis
The Energy Department is providing a range of advanced scientific and technological tools to combat the opioid epidemic.
April 24, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $20 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research
Research aims at improving A.I. as a tool of grid resiliency and science.
April 17, 2019
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AI Blog

A Sneak Peek of Tomorrow’s A.I. Technologies
August 16, 2019
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
August 14, 2019
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
August 7, 2019
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
August 6, 2019
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
July 12, 2019
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
May 6, 2019
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
April 5, 2019
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
January 29, 2019
The prosperity, security, and national competitiveness of the United States depend on science and innovation.
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How DOE-Fueled AI is Changing the World

DOE Fueled A.I. Is Transforming the World As We Know It
"AI has the potential to literally change the world." - Secretary Rick Perry 


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.      

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