TRAILS AI Institute Initiates Groundbreaking Research with Inaugural Seed Grants

February 5, 2024


In the article "TRAILS AI Institute Announces First Round of Seed Funding," GW Today reported that the Institute for Trustworthy AI in Law & Society (TRAILS) announced eight grants, totaling just over $1.5 million, on Jan. 24. These inaugural seed grants were awarded to interdisciplinary teams of faculty associated with the institute and each project is centered around one of TRAILS' primary research thrusts- participatory design, methods and metrics, evaluating trust and participatory governance.

Here is an excerpt from the article: “Seed funding is a critical tool for accelerating new projects and scholarship while deepening connections between institutions,” said Pamela M. Norris, vice provost for research at GW. “The first round of projects funded by TRAILS highlights the institute’s broad range of expertise and its promise of impact on society—from broadening access to health interventions to analyzing the legal and policy implications of AI.”

Read the full article on GW Today.