About the AIRC

The Rensselaer-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration (AIRC) is a multiyear, joint effort between Rensselaer and IBM that involves multiple graduate students, postdocs, research scientists, and faculty working closely with IBM researchers to push the frontiers of AI research and apply their results to some of the world’s key global challenges.

The AIRC is part of the AI Horizons Network, which brings together IBM researchers, world-class faculty, and top graduate students to collaborate on a series of advanced research projects and experiments designed to accelerate the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, and related technologies.

AIRC projects are designed to apply the technologies to some of the world’s most enduring challenges, ranging from disease and the environment, to transportation and education. This research will address the entire AI stack, from analyzing the unstructured and structured data required to train these systems, to developing new algorithms and building the new computing infrastructures needed to optimize the new data-intensive workloads of a truly digital world.