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AI for Science Report 2020

Argonne, Oak Ridge, and Berkeley national laboratories hosted four AI for Science town halls attended by more than a thousand scientists and engineers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories. The goal of the town hall series was to examine scientific opportunities in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and high-performance computing (HPC) in the next decade, and to capture the big ideas, grand challenges, and next steps to realizing these opportunities.

Sixteen topical expert teams summarized the state of the art, outlined challenges, developed an AI roadmap for the coming decade, and explored opportunities for accelerating progress on that roadmap. Following the town halls, an AI for Science Report was compiled, which captures and highlights the important themes that emerged for AI applications in scienceĀ and outlines the research and infrastructure needed to advance AI methods and techniques for science applications.