The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) was founded by Paul G. Allen to support long-range research activities with the potential to accelerate progress in artificial intelligence. We are focused on solving issues of scale and brittleness that have traditionally limited progress in artificial intelligence. Within this framework, we are particularly interested in breakthrough and nontraditional approaches in several areas:
- Brittleness in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Question Answering
- AI and Science Education
- Knowledge Acquisition
- Web Semantics
We support work that is fully open, scientifically transparent, and in the public interest.
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence supports individual researchers and research groups. We also sponsor conferences, prizes, competitions, and the construction of large public knowledge bases and evaluation frameworks. We are particularly interested in partnering with corporate and public-sector entities in order to leverage complementary resources.
The Institute is leading the funding of a major database project called Wikidata
that will enhance the quality and consistency of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Wikidata aims to create a free knowledge base around the world that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike.
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is not soliciting applications for funding at this time. For media inquiries, please email email@example.com