NOAA Unveils Artificial Intelligence Strategy

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a new strategy to help expand the application of artificial intelligence in its missions.

The NOAA AI strategy sets five goals to improve coordination, understanding, application and awareness of AI across the agency and one of the goals is establishing efficient organizational processes and structure to advance AI.

There are five supporting objectives for the first goal, including the establishment of an AI center or a similar entity to facilitate coordination of AI research, data acquisition and algorithm development, among others.

The second goal calls for the advancement of AI research and innovation in support of the agency’s mission. One of the supporting objectives is establishing an annual research and development competition for AI applications in environmental science.

The three other goals of the strategy are accelerating the transition of AI research to applications, expanding and strengthening AI partnerships and promoting AI proficiency in the workforce.

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