The challenge of responsibly developing and governing artificial intelligence is the central focus of SPARK AI, the new R&D and educational consortium launched today at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego. According to Director James Short, “Many of AI’s most pressing questions cannot be reliably answered at this time. SPARK’s mission is twofold — to advance knowledge, strategy and practice in industry, to achieve business success, competitive advantage and responsible governance — and in civic society, to influence the development and adoption of modern, transparent and trustworthy governance and regulatory policy.”
In healthcare, researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University will collaborate with SPARK in investigating AI’s potential to revolutionize nutrition science and health policy.
According to Professor Elena Naumova, “AI can help in developing advanced algorithms that can predict individual responses to food and dietary patterns, moving nutrition science towards personalized nutrition, identifying optimal individual diets, and improving overall health outcomes.”