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Building Georgia with AI and Manufacturing
Aaron Stebner outlined an aggressive plan for artificial intelligence and manufacturing when he applied for a faculty position in 2019. In his cover letter, he promised “to establish the Georgia Institute of Technology as a world leader in additive manufacturing of solid materials (ceramics & metals) R&D, especially in the fusion of data sciences and AI to create new, world-leading technologies.”
Stebner thought it would take 10-15 years of incremental steps and funding to achieve the goal. He was wrong.
Thanks to a new $65 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, announced by President Joe Biden, Stebner’s plan will begin to become a reality — and include the entire state of Georgia and all of its manufacturing sectors from agriculture to airplanes
Economic Development Administration Awards Georgia Tech $65 Million for AI Manufacturing Project
The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded a $65 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support a statewide initiative that combines artificial intelligence and manufacturing innovations with transformational workforce and outreach programs. The grant will increase job and wage opportunities in distressed and rural communities, as well as among historically underrepresented and underserved groups.
The Georgia Artificial Intelligence Manufacturing Technology Corridor (GA-AIM) effort is one of 21 winning projects the White House announced today under the Biden administration’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge.
Bolstering Manufacturing in America with Artificial Intelligence
Georgia Tech is developing plans with partners across the state to build the Georgia Artificial Intelligence Manufacturing Corridor (GA-AIM). This project aims to build and bolster Georgia's economy by filling existing technology gaps, building a technological opportunity framework that includes underrepresented communities and rural Georgia counties, and better securing the state’s manufacturing infrastructure. After getting a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to build these plans Tech and our partners are hoping to receive upwards of $100 million to turn the plans into action.