DAWN is a five-year research project to democratize AI by making it dramatically easier to build AI-powered applications.

Our past research–from Apache Spark to Mesos, DeepDive, and HogWild!–already powers major functionality all over Silicon Valley and the world. Between fighting against human trafficking, assisting in cancer diagnosis and performing high-throughput genome sequencing, we’ve invested heavily in tools for AI and data product development.

The next step is to make these tools more efficient and more accessible, from training set creation and model design to monitoring, efficient execution, and hardware-efficient implementation. This technology holds the power to change science and society–and we’re creating this change with partners throughout campus and beyond.

We’re proud to be supported by the following founding members: