The new Alabama Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence will work to improve the development and understanding of AI and machine learning.
The center for excellence is a public-private partnership based in Auburn.
AAICE includes multiple higher education institutions, including the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Alabama State University, Auburn University, Central Alabama Community College, Southern Union State Community College, Talladega College, Trenholm State Community College and Tuskegee University. Also participating are the cities of Auburn, Montgomery and Opelika, and AUBix, a data center in Auburn.
“As innovation continues to advance, it is imperative that rural and other underserved areas maintain parity in education and training,” said AAICE President and Chair Kenny Brock, associate dean for biomedical affairs and research at the VCOM–Auburn Campus. “This initiative will enable our students to gain new knowledge and skills, our researchers to receive new funding and insights, and the citizens of Alabama to benefit from a wide range of high-tech business ventures.”
One of AAICE’s focuses is workforce development, creating programs in data science, medical informatics, cybersecurity and AI.