NSF Grants for Artificial Intelligence
The National Science Foundation is one of the most diverse investors in revolutionary technology for small businesses and invests up to $1.5 million in seed funding per project while taking 0% equity. This year the NSF is looking to invest in R&D from Artificial Intelligence in the private and public sector.
Phase I $225,000 (Proof of Concept - 6 months to a year) Phase II $750,000 (Prototype- 1 to 2 Years)
Phase I Due Date: June 13, 2019
This topic focuses on innovations in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), which refers to intelligence exhibited by machines or software. AI is not a specific technology or technical method — it is instead a field of study aimed at achieving machine-based intelligence. Current AI technologies are targeted at specific problem sets. Artificial general intelligence — machines that can reason like humans — remains a more elusive long-term goal.
AI has the potential to be enormously societally disruptive, and the consequences of its introduction must be carefully considered. Proposers are encouraged to discuss possible negative effects of the proposed technology and how these may be avoided or mitigated.
AI-Optimized Hardware (e.g., electronic chips)
Computer Vision, Image and Video Processing
Decision Management and Optimization (e.g., enterprise platforms, finance)
Industrial Systems, including Robotics
Language-Based Technologies (e.g., natural language processing, natural language generation, speech recognition, text analytics)
Machine Learning Algorithms and Platforms
Sales, Advertising, and Marketing
Security, Cybersecurity, and Authentication
Virtual Agents and Assistants
Other AI Technologies
And many, many other topics.