The Alabama Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence (AAICE, pronounced ace) is a public-private partnership based in Auburn, Alabama that was established to improve the development and understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

AAICE encompasses multiple higher education institutions including Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Alabama State University, Auburn University, Central Alabama Community College, Southern Union State Community College, Talladega College, Trenholm State Community College, and Tuskegee University; the cities of Auburn, Montgomery, and Opelika; and AUBix, LLC, a mission-critical, multi-tenant datacenter.

AAICE was created to bring technology parity to traditionally underserved rural areas.

 The 501(c)(3) is expected to help:

Support research and development initiatives

Foster innovation and bolster cybersecurity

Develop a technologically adept workforce

Improve healthcare delivery

Spark economic development


The availability of this supercomputing capability will also benefit military organizations, state agencies, local city and county entities, and a wide range of Alabama industries locally and throughout the state. While initially focused on Alabama, the resources at AAICE will be accessible to both education and business organizations throughout the region and across the nation.

A central focus of AAICE is workforce development, with programs to help meet the high demand for data science, medical informatics, cybersecurity, and AI professionals. The educational programs will help to drive technology parity by including minority students as well as students from economically disadvantaged areas of the state and provide training for roles ranging from technicians to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

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Hear what people are saying.


“As innovation continues to advance, it is imperative that rural and other underserved areas maintain parity in education and training. This initiative will enable our students to gain new knowledge and skills, our researchers to receive new funding and insights, and the citizens of Alabama to benefit from a wide range of high-tech business ventures.”

Kenny Brock, DVM, PhD,

AAICE President and Chair , Associate Dean for Biomedical Affairs and Research, VCOM–Auburn Campus