An AI/ML Research Accelerator

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Frontier Development Lab

Applications for 2024 will open December 1st, 2023 

2023 DOE FDL Challenge

Finding Indicators of Nuclear Activity in Open-Source Images using AI/ML

The Frontier Development Lab (FDL) is a public-private partnership between NASA, the US Department of Energy, and the SETI Institute, supported by AI/ML technology leaders and subject matter experts from the private sector, including Google Cloud, NVIDIA, Lockheed Martin, Intel, the Luxembourg Space Agency, and Mayo Clinic.

FDL brings together early-career PhD’s and postdoctoral researchers from diverse scientific fields and pairs them with their counterparts in computer science to run an applied AI/ML research accelerator capable of answering some of humanity‚Äôs most critical research challenges in the areas of extreme weather modeling, disaster response and recovery, planetary defense, astronaut health, Heliophysics, Earth Science, astrobiology, and planetary science.

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