Fifth Call For AI Research Proposal

In the AI Research Grant Call 2022, AI Singapore invites proposals that advance the state of the art in fundamental AI research for enabling and realising the following visions of the future:

Vision 1: Discriminating Information

  • This vision centres on advancing the state of the art in fundamental AI research to improve our ability to discriminate information from mis/disinformation, to understand the negative impacts of false information and how to prevent / mitigate such impacts.
  • Enabling fundamental AI research topics include:
    – Information authentication, bias, benchmarks and evaluation
    – Interpretation and generation
    – Assessment of impact and user profiling

Vision 2: Towards Human Omnitasking

  • This vision centres on advancing the state of the art in fundamental AI research to enable humans to perform a range of tasks more efficiently, and to facilitate effective multitasking.
  • Enabling fundamental AI research topics include:
    – Multimodal understanding and summarisation / Conversational NLP
    – Cognitive state tracking / Common sense reasoning
    – Behaviour understanding / Personalisation
    – Trustworthy and explainable AI / Human-AI collaboration

Vision 3: Removing Unwanted Digital Footprints

  • This vision centres on advancing the state of the art in fundamental AI research to improve our ability to control the footprints that we leave behind us on AI systems that use our data.
  • Enabling fundamental AI research topics include:
    – Definition of unwanted footprints
    – Footprint removal algorithms
    – Footprint removal auditing
    – Evaluation of organisational trustworthiness

Vision 4: AI for Science

  • This vision centres on advancing the state of the art in fundamental AI research to aid and accelerate the scientific discovery process.
  • Enabling fundamental AI research topics include:
    – AI for natural law extraction and understanding
    – Foundational AI models for fast, accurate, large-scale scientific discovery 
    – AI for inverse design in science
    – AI that maximises a priori knowledge
    – AI for data-sparse science
    – Learning representations for scientific creativity
    – AI for quantum science

Each proposal should address one of the four visions listed above. Alternative visions will not be considered for evaluation. We highly encourage proposals to have a clear research focus of a single vision.

The Programme will support each proposal for a duration of up to 5 years. Funding of each proposal is up to S$5 million (inclusive of 30% IRC) for high-impact projects requiring large-scale collaboration and integration. 

Grant Call Timeline

ItemDate
Announcement of Grant Call5 December 2022
Opening date for softcopy submission (via portal)5 January 2023
Closing date for endorsed softcopy submission (via portal)28 February 2023
Evaluation and Selection of ProposalsMarch to May 2023
Release of Outcome and AwardMay / June 2023
Project CommencementJuly / August 2023

Guides and Documents

AI Research Grant Call 2022 application portal will be open for submission from
5 January 2023 to 28 February 2023 (SG Time).