Illinois Collaboration with John Deere and Microsoft Receives $20m White House Grant to revolutionize digital Ag

Digital agricultural research grant

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Center for Digital Agriculture was selected to receive a $20 million award from the National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes to develop a new Artificial Intelligence for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management, and Sustainability (AIFARMS) institute.

This is a White House-backed initiative that supports AI research in order to improve society.

“Illinois and our partner institutions are world leaders in the areas of computer science, artificial intelligence, and agriculture research, and these strengths are reflected in the breadth and depth of the AIFARMS team,” says Vikram Adve, principal investigator and Donald B. Gillies Professor of Computer Science at U of I’s Grainger College of Engineering who is also leading this project. 

Read more on this multidisciplinary and impactful initiative here