ORNL scientists are using AI to revolutionize research • Earth.com

ORNL scientists are using AI to revolutionize research

09-26-2019


Today’s Video of the Day from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) highlights the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to support multidisciplinary research efforts.

In a lab-wide initiative led by David Womble, ORNL scientists are studying how AI tools known as machine learning and deep learning algorithms may lead to breakthroughs in science and national security applications.

With access to resources such as Summit, the world’s most powerful AI supercomputer, experts at ORNL can search massive datasets to find patterns and statistical connections that would be extremely time-consuming and difficult for humans to identify. 

A team led by Gina Tourassi, director of the ORNL Health Data Sciences Institute, uses Summit to scan millions of medical records to pinpoint factors which promote certain diseases.

“AI has the potential to revolutionize science and engineering, and it is exciting to be part of this,” said Womble. “With its world-class scientists and facilities, ORNL will make significant contributions.”

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Dept. of Energy

 

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