U-M, Schmidt Futures to partner on new AI research program

U-M, Schmidt Futures to partner on new AI research program

The University of Michigan will recruit and train 60 postdoctoral fellows over the next six years as part of a new global partnership that aims to accelerate the next scientific revolution by applying artificial intelligence to research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

U-M is one of nine universities across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Singapore selected this month to join the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, a program of Schmidt Futures.

With more than $10 million in support from Schmidt Futures, the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) at U-M will hire 10 postdoctoral fellows annually for up to six years so they can learn and apply AI methods to their academic research projects.

As part of the program, U-M will provide advanced AI training, funded research support and professional development opportunities to postdoctoral fellows in an effort to build a global network of scientists trained in AI. And with the fellowship program as the core, MIDAS will support the adoption of AI methods to shape research across disciplines for an expanded number of U-M researchers.

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