Investment in smart, people-centered service systems (NSF):
2016 $13M: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189628
2015 $10M: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136268
Would be great to get funding up to $100M a year from ~$10M year over the last few years.
Smart service systems = socio-technology systems with artificial intelligence/machine learning to augment people in their social roles, where economics and public policy are also considered… so basically an interdisciplinary approach to real world systems with people, technology, and money flows and rules/laws, in them. Because these systems learn, some people prefer cyber-social learning systems to smart service systems.
This is the latest NSF workshop – let me know, you are invited if you have an interest – March 29-30, Santa Clara, CA: http://www.servicescienceprojects.org/ISSIPNSF/
Theme: industry-university collaboration for smart service systems (this includes AI for digital cognitive systems for all occupations)