Energy Secretary Rick Perry has announced the formation of a new office to help coordinate the Department of Energy’s research-and-development work on artificial intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office was established as part of the Trump administration’s call for a national strategy to advance the development of AI technologies, DOE said Friday.
“This new office housed within the Department of Energy will concentrate our existing efforts while also facilitating partnerships and access to federal data, models and high performance computing resources for America’s AI researchers,” Perry said. “Its mission will be to elevate, accelerate and expand DOE’s transformative work to accelerate America’s progress in AI for years to come."
The department is using AI to improve national security, grid resilience and cybersecurity, among other initiatives.