Colby gets $30M to create artificial intelligence institute

Waterville’s Colby College announced that it received a $30 million gift to set up the first cross-disciplinary institute for machine learning at a liberal arts college.

The donation, from the family and charitable foundation of 1985 graduate Andrew Davis, paves way for the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence. It is set to open this fall following a national search for a founding director.

“Andrew Davis and his family have a gift for seeing how the world is evolving and how organizations and individuals must grow and change,” Colby President David A. Greene said in a news release. “Their remarkable support has made Colby a global institution, a leading college in the sciences, and one that changes the life outcomes of its students through exceptional internship, research, and international experiences.” Read more

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