The U.S. Department of Energy announced $29 million to develop new tools to analyze massive amounts of scientific information, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced algorithms.
"As research tools like computers or microscopes have gotten more powerful, the amount of data they can gather has gotten overwhelming — and scientists need new capabilities to make sense of it all," said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. "Advanced analysis methods will help them unlock the full potential behind all this data."
Up to $21 million of the announced funding will focus on machine learning, a process that allows researchers to identify patterns at speeds hundreds to thousands of times faster than traditional data analysis techniques.
Up to $8 million in funding will support the development of "randomized" algorithms, a way of systematically simplifying extremely large datasets for practical analysis.
From U.S. Department of Energy
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