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Friday, January 29 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Accelerating Artificial Intelligence Applications at Scale with AI-ready Data

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Session Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) is a leading technology that may transform the research and applications of Earth and space science and amplify the benefits to society. One of the key bottlenecks limiting exploring/applying AI in Earth and space sciences at scale is the lack of analysis-ready data for AI applications. It's often cited that researchers can spend 80% of their project time wrangling with the large heterogeneous volumes of data that are needed for the application. To accelerate the application of AI in Earth and space sciences, it is essential to minimize users’ burden of data wrangling by providing AI-ready data with machine-readable metadata that is not only compliant with FAIR principles but also tuned for AI applications (e.g., data biases). In this session, we will convene a panel of stakeholders from data providers, users, and data engineers to discuss the path of defining the requirements and creating inter-organization matrices to assess and describe data “AI-readiness”. The outcome of this session will be summarized in a short report, and the document will be used as a guiding document to pursue further collaboration across Earth and space science data communities on this topic.

Session Agenda:
  1. Session Scope (5 min)
  2. Establish A Baseline (5 min)
  3. Invited Presentations (Gregory Dusek, Kirstine Dale, Sophie Hou) (25 min)
  4. Breakout Discussion (35 min)
  5. Setting Community-Driven Priority (15 min)
  6. Close & Depart (5 min)
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avatar for Douglas Rao

Douglas Rao

Research Scientist, CISESS/NCICS/NCSU
I am currently a Research Scientist at North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, affiliated with NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. My current research at NCICS focuses on generating a blended near-surface air temperature dataset by integrating in situ measurements... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Christensen

Tyler Christensen

Data Management Architect, NOAA / NESDIS

Sophie Hou

Data & Usability Analyst, Apogee Engineering/USGS
user-centered design (UI/UX) and data management/curation/stewardship: including but not limited to data life cycle, policies, sustainability, education and training, data quality, and trusted repositories.
avatar for Eric A. Kihn

Eric A. Kihn

Chief, Coasts, Oceans, and Geophysics Division, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
avatar for Greg Dusek

Greg Dusek

Senior Scientist, NOAA/National Ocean Services

Kirstine Dale

Principal Fellow/Co-Director for Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence, UK Met Office

Friday January 29, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Room 2
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