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UC leads new $20M USDA-funded AI for the Food System Institute

by | December 9, 2020

The U.S. National Science Foundation is establishing new artificial intelligence institutes to accelerate research, expand America’s workforce, and transform society in the decades to come.

As part of this initiative, they have setup the AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems, or AIFS. This institute aims to meet growing demands in our food supply by increasing efficiencies using AI and bioinformatics spanning the entire system — from growing crops through consumption.

“Our success won’t only come from breakthroughs and innovation of new technologies and systems, but also a ready workforce, an engaged public and collaboration with industry partners to solve real challenges,” said Gabriel Youtsey, chief innovation officer at UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.

You can find out more about how UC will lead this new Artificial Intelligence Institute for Next-Generation Food Systems here.