New funding available!
Researchers at the University of Alberta in any discipline are invited to propose projects, grant preparation ideas, and big question events for funding support from AI4Society.
AI4Society Support for Students From Under-Represented Groups
AI4Society has partnered with Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology (WISEST), the Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program and Research Internship Experience and the Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation, to enable more students to experience AI on our campus and to increase the diversity of our field.
For AI4Society members who wish to host students under these programs, AI4Society will subsidize the host's costs, so that hosts will only have to pay at most 50% of the internship.
We hope that you will consider hosting a student in your lab this summer and get them excited about AI!
Students and Hosts interested find out more here
2022 Chancellor's Forum at THEQUAD
What does Artificial Intelligence (AI) mean for us? As panelists at the 2022 Chancellor's Forum, we traded views on this question on May 12, 2022, but the conversation is far from over. We were impressed with ideas from the audience, and they gave us hope. At the University of Alberta and around the world, we are in the middle of figuring out what AI means for us.
Read the full note here
Rewatch the conversation here
AI4Society Smart Buildings Initiative
A University of Alberta multidisciplinary team engaged in research towards improving the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings, to increase occupant comfort and decrease energy consumption and costs.
Today’s buildings are complex cyber-physical systems, with a variety of sensors emitting data based on the building usage and controllers managing their heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, major appliances, and access control systems.
Learn more about the project and team here
Are you an entrepreneur/student/start up looking for legal support?
River City Legal Clinic team of volunteer law students and lawyers are helping develop Edmonton’s business ecosystem by helping local ventures avoid legal problems in the future and training future lawyers through increased exposure to the entrepreneurial world.
The services we provide focus on the legal problems that young ventures face, ranging from incorporation to employment contracts.
Read more here
Society, Culture and Technology
Charting a Faceted Categorization of AI and Ethics
Wed, June 8th | 11:00am (EDT)
A paper by Professors Toni Samek and Ali Shiri was included in the best paper category by the Canadian Association for Information
Science/L’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information (CAIS/ACSI). The paper reports on a study of growing trends in publications and published statements on the multifaceted topic of Ethical Artificial Intelligence in library and information science.
Registration Open Now!
July 29th - August 1st
natHACKS is an event like no other, inspiring beginners and intermediates to develop practical neurotech skills and challenging competent hackers to apply themselves in this growing and exciting field. Spanning two weeks and culminating in a 64-hour hackathon weekend, the event will combine workshops, challenges, and networking opportunities for anyone interested in neurotechnology. With three different streams, $20,000+ in prizes, and separate judging criteria based on experience level, we're thrilled to allow neurotech enthusiasts to get
their hands dirty in a diverse selection of projects.
SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY!:
Design and development of a Researcher Database
The Situated Knowledges: Indigenous Peoples and Place Signature Area, seeks applications for contract positions (10-40 hours per week) over the summer (June 15 - August 31, 2022) with a possible extension as needed.
- Design & Development of an Indigenous Researcher Database
- Creation of
- Researching the history of the relationship between the UAlberta and Indigenous Communities
You are asked to send a brief cover letter discussing your suitability and a short CV by June 08, 2022.
Learn more here
Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity: 2022, Inaugural Competition
We encourage eligible colleagues to apply through the Office of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation). Interested academics must submit a two-page (maximum) summary of their proposed project to Glen Thomas (email@example.com) by June 6, 2022 to be considered for this opportunity.
VALUE: $100,000 (one year)
CRC deadline: July 29, 2022
FIRST INTERNAL UALBERTA DEADLINE: June 6, 2022
Any UofAlberta community member (faculty, researcher, or student) interested in any and all aspects of Artificial Intelligence!
- To stay informed about AI-related funding opportunities and events (research grants, internships, competitions, ...)
- To access AI4Society support for research and teaching initiatives
- To profile your research and to collaborate with other community members, through our Forum.
Send an email with a brief description of your affiliation, interests, and activities related to artificial intelligence to firstname.lastname@example.org.