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U.S. Energy Department Appoints AI Leader


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Cheryl Ingstad being sworn in as director of the Energy Departments Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office by Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar.

The U.S. Department of Energy has named Cheryle Ingstad director of its new Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office.

Credit: U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Energy Department earlier this month appointed former 3M Co. artificial-intelligence leader Cheryl Ingstad as the first director of its Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office, where she will oversee the DOE's AI activities.

The mission of the AITO, which was formed in September 2019, is to coordinate the department's artificial-intelligence activities, which includes scaling AI projects across the DOE, sharing best practices and reducing duplicate projects. The office also is charged with facilitating partnerships with other government agencies, academia and industry.

The DOE has more than 600 AI projects and is looking to use the technology to improve energy efficiency, electric-grid resilience, cybersecurity, water resource management, health care and other areas.

"The DOE is really the epicenter of innovation for our country," Ms. Ingstad said.

 

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