Microsoft accepting proposals for Accelerate Foundation Models Research

August 25, 2023

Microsoft Azure is now accepting proposals for the Accelerate Foundation Models Research. Proposals will be accepted up until midnight (Pacific Daylight Savings Time) September 12, 2023.

Successful applicants may receive up to $20,000 USD Azure credits for their project until January 31, 2024, with access to Azure OpenAI API (e.g. GPT-4, DALL-E 2), open-source models such as Llama-2, Azure Cognitive Services (e.g. speech, vision, decision, translation), and Microsoft OSS libraries such as Semantic Kernel.

The program is interested in research topics in three main areas:

  • Align AI systems with human goals and preferences(e.g., enable robustness, sustainability, transparency, trustfulness, develop evaluation approaches)
  • Advance beneficial applications of AI (e.g., increase human ingenuity, creativity and productivity, decrease AI digital divide)
  • Accelerate scientific discovery in the natural and life sciences (e.g., advance knowledge discovery, causal understanding, generation of multi-scale multi-modal scientific data)

Full details are available here

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