Georgia AI Manufacturing (GA-AIM)
Coalition Lead Applicant: Georgia Tech Research Corporations
Region (applicant-defined): Georgia
Phase 2 Federal Award: Approximately $65 million
The Georgia AI Manufacturing (GA-AIM) coalition, led by the Georgia Tech Research Corporation, will receive approximately $65 million to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence across the state’s legacy industrial sectors. With the coronavirus pandemic’s acute impact on global supply chains, there is renewed urgency for reshoring critical manufacturing activities. The coalition recognizes artificial intelligence (AI) will soon be a ubiquitous feature of any successful manufacturer. The GA-AIM coalition will establish the United States as a leader in AI manufacturing while ensuring these systems complement rather than replace existing workers. EDA funding will establish the AI Manufacturing Pilot Facility at Georgia Tech, a hub for research, testing, and training in AI systems. Coalition members across the state – such as the Technical College System of Georgia, Spelman College, and the Georgia Minority Business Development Agency – will execute projects to expand awareness, training, and job opportunities to underserved communities and businesses. The GA-AIM coalition aims to serve as a national model for how to accelerate the transition to automation in manufacturing while diversifying the next generation of AI leadership.