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C3.ai DTI Announces AI for Energy and Climate Security Awards

C3.ai DTI Awards $4.4M to 21 Projects – five involving Digital Futures – to Advance Breakthrough AI Research for the Energy Sector

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (C3.ai DTI) announced on June 10 the second round of C3.ai DTI awards, focused on using AI techniques and digital transformation to advance energy efficiency and lead the way to a lower-carbon, higher-efficiency economy that will ensure energy and climate security.

C3.ai DTI issued this call for proposals in February 2021 and received 52 submissions. A rigorous peer-review process led to 21 awards for research proposals to improve resilience, sustainability, and efficiency through such measures as carbon sequestration, carbon markets, hydrocarbon production, distributed renewables, and cybersecurity, among other topics.

“The world’s energy infrastructure will need to undergo radical changes to address the impact of global energy generation,” says Thomas M. Siebel, chairman and CEO of C3ai. “In the face of this crisis, the Institute is proud to bring together the best and brightest minds and provide direction and leadership to support objective analysis and AI-based, data-driven science for climate security.”

The 21 projects were each awarded $100,000 to $250,000, for an initial period of one year, in one of nine categories.

“Digital Futures is a member of the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute since February 2021, and we are proud to see five projects involving our researchers among the successful grantees,” says Karl H. Johansson, Director Digital Futures and Professor at KTH. “These projects are in collaboration with UC Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MIT and Princeton.”

The awarded projects involving Digital Futures are:

More about the project abstracts, researchers and universities.

Read the C3aiDTI press release here.

 

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