Expanding AI Education: Vocareum's Role in the National AI Research Resource Pilot

Empowering AI Learning and Development through the NAIRR Pilot

At Vocareum, we are thrilled to announce our participation in the groundbreaking National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) pilot, a collaborative effort led by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). This pioneering initiative aims to democratize access to AI research and education resources, a mission that deeply resonates with our core values at Vocareum.

Vocareum’s Mission: Bridging the Digital Skills Gap

Our mission at Vocareum has always been to close the global digital skills gap. We strive to provide educators and learners with cutting-edge virtual learning labs and cloud resources, focusing on cloud, data, and AI education. The NAIRR pilot perfectly aligns with our objective, allowing us to extend our reach and impact on a national scale

Collaborative Power: A Convergence of Experts and Resources

The NAIRR pilot is not just a program but a confluence of expertise and resources. By partnering with other esteemed organizations and federal agencies, we are part of a collective that is driving forward the future of AI. This collaboration includes renowned entities like NSF, DARPA, NASA, and leading tech giants, each bringing unique strengths to the table.

What Vocareum Brings to NAIRR

Vocareum is contributing $2.4 million in the form of access to Vocareum notebooks and cloud resources for 20,000 students, enabling educators to deliver hands-on AI education in their classrooms.

The Future of AI Education and Research

The NAIRR pilot is a step towards a future where AI education and research are accessible to all, fostering innovation and driving technological advancement. Our involvement signifies our commitment to this future, empowering the next generation of AI professionals and researchers. You can read more about our thoughts on the importance of AI education here


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What led you to choose Vocareum for GPU usage?

While we have GPUs on campus, accessing them is not always user-friendly. Vocareum makes the entire process smoother. Students don’t need to worry about complex setups or command lines; they can just open a notebook, and everything is ready.