Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources has just announced an $8-million investment to develop a first-of-its-kind robotic platform called ADA that uses artificial intelligence to accelerate the development process for new energy efficient materials. UBC Chemistry Professor's Berlinguette and Hein, in conjuction with Prof. Aspuru-Guzik (U of T), are developing the platform called the Autonomous Discovery Accelerator for Materials Innovation.
ADA—essentially an AI-driven materials scientist—will be capable of designing, performing and learning from experiments efficiently and autonomously. ADA’s transformational approach to materials discovery will enable Canada to significantly accelerate the time it takes to bring clean energy materials to market.
For more information:
UBC Science - https://science.ubc.ca/news/ubc-robo-chemist-could-speed-discovery-clean-energy-materials
Project ADA - http://www.projectada.ca/