The annual SAIL summit allows significant interactions, discussions, and connections among institutes’ researchers and staff. All institute collaborators will benefit by bringing key leadership at primary and sub-awardee sites and providing opportunities to showcase their research, make connections, ask questions, and share best practices and concerns. The 25 AI institutes, primarily funded by the NSF and USDA-NIFA, carry out a broad spectrum of research in critically important areas of US competitiveness, ranging from food security, public safety, education, weather, and myriad other targets.
The SAIL Summit is one of many current and future manifestations of AIVO – the AI Institutes Virtual Organization. The AIVO will have as its host portal the website https://www.aiinstitutes.org. AIVO continues to develop beyond a website and the intranet portal. It will be how we can, as a community, make ourselves known to the public and to each other and improve as a group. Before and after the SAIL summits, there will be the AIVO portal and the virtual organization of the 25 diverse institutes it represents and benefits.