Neuro-Inspired AI for the Edge

NAIAD, the EXPAND AI Institute, is a multidisciplinary partnership between researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s MATRIX AI Consortium and the NSF AI Institute ATHENA. NAIAD team will conduct collaborative research that advances core AI capabilities for the edge. The team will create novel AI foundation models that draw inspiration from neural mechanisms and will design neuromorphic computing systems that offer new functionality, robustness, and energy efficiency for the edge. The team will further perform novel use-inspired research on edge platforms that benefit from neuro-inspired design elements.

NAIAD will also offer immersive research programming, that will strengthen AI competencies at both organizations as well as the broader professional community. Through this project, a roadmap for strategic partnerships that support inclusive AI workforce training will be established.


NSF AI Spring School 2024