CyVerse Receives $1.3M To Provide Cyberinfrastructure And Training For New NSF Artificial Intelligence Institute

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The Artificial Intelligence Institute for Resilient Agriculture, or AIIRA, is one of 11 new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, expanding upon seven institutes funded in 2020. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the University of Arizona will take part in the $20 million institute that aims to transform agriculture through artificial intelligence, focusing on innovative AI-driven methods for agriculture, promote the study of cyber-agricultural systems, and support education, workforce development and community engagement. CyVerse will provide the institute with expertise in cyberinfrastructure, along with education and engagement opportunities for Native Nations, farmers and community stakeholders to address how technological advances in AI can answer agricultural needs.