Feds kick off National AI Research Resource with pilot program live today

A year to the day after it was proposed, the National AI Research Resource is coming online — at least in pilot form — as a coalition of U.S. agencies and private partners start to apply billions in federal funding towards public-access tools for aspiring AI scientists and engineers.
NAIRR is the Biden administration’s answer to the sudden rise of AI in the global tech scene, and the concentration of its resources and expertise among a relatively small group of tech giants and privately-funded startups. In an attempt to democratize the tech a bit and keep the U.S. competitive …