It is our great pleasure to share the news that the Research Council of Norway has recently funded a project “Nanoscale artificial intelligence in microscopy and nanoscopy for life sciences (*NanoAI)” in which we are proud participants. *NanoAI will develop new frameworks of interpretable and analyzable artificial intelligence (AI) designed specifically for microscopy and nanoscopy so that microscopes and nanoscopes can be transformed from a visualization device to a powerful knowledge discovery tool. Within the *NanoAI project duration, AI solutions for both tissues and living cells will be developed and tested on cardiac tissues and living cardiac cells as a proof-of-concept. The project will start from October 2021 under the leadership of Assoc. Prof. Dilip K. Prasad (Department of Computer Science, UiT), together with partnership of Prof. Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia and Assoc. Krishna Agarwal from the Nanoscopy group (Department of Physics and Technology) and Assoc. Prof. Åsa Birna Birgisdottir (Department of clinical medicine, UiT). The project received a funding of 12 MNOK from Research Council of Norway.

Illustration: Interpretability and analyzability of microscopy and nanoscopy data is the main bottleneck. Homeomorphic topologies are seen in sub-cellular structures such as mitochondria. These topologies indicate the states of these structures, promising to be a valuable tool for solving AI problems in microscopy and nanoscopy. Source of mitochondria topologies: Miyazono, et al., Sci. Rep. 8.1 (2018).