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Advancing AI and smart materials

People behind the science

Date: August 23, 2022

As the Weizmann Institute launches its artificial intelligence flagship project, Institute Prof. Ruth Arnon and her husband Dr. Uriel Arnon have made a substantial gift to support research in AI and smart materials.
A scientific tool that has already made a revolutionary impact on the world, artificial intelligence is proving ever more essential for the advancement of a wide range of research fields—from drug discovery and personalized medicine, to climate modeling and environmental protection. In earmarking their gift for AI tools to enhance the nanomaterials of tomorrow, Prof. Ruth Arnon and Dr. Uri Arnon are helping to position Weizmann as a global leader in the development of artificial intelligence.

The Arnons are mainstays of the Weizmann community and have for decades invested in the future of Israeli science and scientists through philanthropic support for youth education. They previously gave a transformational gift to establish the Ruth and Uriel Arnon Science Education Campus on the grounds of the Weizmann Institute—a beautifully crafted space where hundreds of high school students gather every year to study, conduct experiments, and share ideas.

The Arnons’ donation to AI and smart materials reinforces their commitment to the science of tomorrow, as Big Data in the service of scientific discovery is the future.