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Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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NRC issues strategic plan for reviewing AI in nuclear applications
To help plan and prepare for new technologies involving artificial intelligence, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released its Artificial Intelligence Strategic Plan (NUREG-2261) for fiscal years 2023–2027.
The NRC said that it expects license applications that include the use of AI technologies to be submitted to the agency for review and approval within the next few years. The strategic plan is meant to help ensure that NRC staff are prepared to review and evaluate such applications.
In the foreword, the NRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research director Raymond Furstenau introduces the strategic plan, writing, “We recognize that interest in AI is growing rapidly in both the public and private sectors. As such, I think [it] is important to lay the groundwork needed to ensure the safe and secure use of AI in NRC-regulated activities.”
Technical Session|Sponsored by MSTD
Friday, December 3, 2021|10:00–11:45AM EST |Columbia 9
Kenneth J. Geelhood
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Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Study of Transport Properties Eutectic LiCl-KCl at 1200 K
Kai Duemmler (NC State Univ.), Benjamin Beeler (NC State Univ.), Ruchi Gakhar (INL)
Ab-initio Molecular Dynamics Study of LiF-NaF-ZrF4 Molten Salt System
Rajni Chahal (Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell), Stephen T. Lam (Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell)
The Melting Point of Molten Salts with Corrosion Product Impurities
Robin V. Roper (Univ. of Idaho), Kristen Geddes (Univ. of Idaho), Richard Christensen (Univ. of Idaho)
Molten Salt Thermal Conductivity Hot Wire Sensor
Peter Kasper (Brigham Young Univ.), Jonathan Dromey (Brigham Young Univ.), Ara Bolander (Brigham Young Univ.), Crewse Petersen (Brigham Young Univ.), Tom Carson (Brigham Young Univ.), Troy Munro (Brigham Young Univ.)
Modeling and Experimental Validation of Shockwave Propagation in Aluminum Plates
James Smith (INL), Colin Merriman (INL), Jeff Lacy (INL), Brad Benefiel (INL), Clark Scott (INL)
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