What is the Future of Research?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are rapidly changing the world around us. The Materials Research community is just beginning to utilize AI and ML in the research process, and it is already clear that this represents a potentially game changing development. This special session has several goals. First, to introduce the concepts and terminology of AI and ML as they apply to materials research. Second, to highlight early application of AI and ML in the materials research space. And finally, we will showcase the results of recent workshops that have assessed the present status and which are guiding future efforts. We hope to inform and inspire researchers in this exciting area, and set the stage for future symposia and publication opportunities within MRS.