February 25, 2016

Facebook AI Research Partnership Program Application

By: Ari Entin

Facebook is donating state of the art GPU based servers to academic and research institutions in Europe with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning. To apply for a donation, please submit a one page proposal by April 15, 2016 to gpuapplication@fb.com detailing your institution’s areas of research, how GPU servers could be used to accelerate your work, and optionally any opportunities for collaboration with Facebook AI Researchers. This one page application should also include:

  • contact details for a primary liaison for your institution
  • contact details for a primary IT contact for your institution
  • the number of researchers at your institution conducting artificial intelligence or machine learning research
  • the number of GPU servers your institution currently has at its disposal
  • any additional software or requirements you would need to make use of the GPU servers

The recipients will be selected by an internal review committee made up of Facebook AI Research members, based on the following criteria:

  • the recipient must be an academic, government, or publicly funded institution
  • the recipient must have a lab or research group dedicated to artificial intelligence or machine learning research
  • the recipient must agree to publish their research in a timely fashion
  • the recipient must agree to publish any novel code or algorithms developed as part of their research under an open source license within the limitations of privacy requirements
  • the recipient must agree to publish data sets used in their research
  • preference will be given to institutions with a good reputation for collaborative work in the research community
  • preference will be given to institutions working on systems research, unsupervised learning, memory networks, game playing or computer vision

Please email applications to: GPUapplication@fb.com