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2021-22 Initiatives: Call for Proposals
AI4Society calls for proposals for activities, grant support, big questions, and other initiatives for the 2021-2022 academic year.
AI4Society is a University of Alberta Signature Area that brings together interdisciplinary research around artificial intelligence, big data, ethics, and social impact. 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. Applications should:
- Be led by a full-time faculty member of the University of Alberta
- Include an interdisciplinary team of researchers. (Researchers at other universities and community researchers are welcome)
- Be relevant to the focus of the AI4Society Signature Area
Applications will be reviewed starting August 15th 2021. We will continue to accept applications over the academic year or until our funding is finished.
More information here
Between January 11th and May 24th, 2021 we released the 10 episodes of Season One of our AI4Society Dialogues podcasts. On it, we hosted diverse talks with leading researchers across the disciplines at the University of Alberta, a global leader in artificial intelligence research. The podcast explores how researchers are constructing and using AI in the course of their work and examines opportunities, challenges and concerns as AI becomes an increasingly prevalent aspect of our world.
First season episodes:
- Chapter 1: Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer (Computing Science). Building an AI research powerhouse at the University of Alberta.
- Chapter 2: Dr. Michael Bowling (Faculty of Science, Computing Science). Game changing AI research.
- Chapter 3: Dr.
Cathy Adams (Faculty of Education, Secondary Education). Digital technology: the next killer app for education.
- Chapter 4: Dr. Francois Bolduc (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Pediatrics). Genetics, chatbots and the future of medicine.
- Chapter 5: Dr. Michael Frishkopf (Faculty of Arts - Music). Advancing ethnomusicology with AI.
- Chapter 6: Dr. Nidhi Hegde (Faculty of Science,
Computing Science). Nidhi Hegde: Privacy, Ethics and AI.
- Chapter 7: Dr. Noah Castelo (Business, Marketing, Business Economics, Law).
Relating to Robots.
- Chapter 8: Dr. Jennifer Raso (Faculty of Law). Encoding the law: technology’s impact on institutional decision making
- Chapter 9: Dr. Deb Verhoeven (Faculty of Arts,
Womens & Gender Studies). Networked Data: Gender, Power and Relationships
- Chapter 10: Dr. Rich Sutton (Faculty of Science, Computing Science). Reinforcement learning and the future of AI
Listen to all episodes on these platforms!
AI4Society Dialogues was a co-production between AI4Society, a signature research area at the University of Alberta and the Kule Institute for Advanced Research (KIAS), an endowed institute at the University of Alberta that supports research in the social sciences, humanities and fine arts.
We want to thank the team that worked very hard on this season:
Copyright 2020 University of Alberta. All rights reserved.
We also thanks our friends from the UofA Student Journalist Society for their insightful note on The Gateway online newspaper.
Looking for more podcasts? visit the UofA Podcast directory!
Interested in our activities of our first year? check our annual report by clicking on the image above. We thank all our members, students, and associates for the hard work and support, this is a shared success!
AI in Health: Trends and Possibilities
A seminar on the current uses and possibilities of Artificial Intelligence in the Health Sciences through a basic and applied sciences lens.
We are excited to introduce a seminar on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Health Sciences. Large datasets are more readily generated due to the decreasing cost of omics in both basic and applied sciences. AI offers new
avenues and approaches to more effectively analyse and use this data to improve patient outcomes and find patterns that are not immediately clear. We hope that hearing how others integrate Artificial Intelligence in their work inspires you to ask new questions and start new collaborations!
This AI in Health Workshop will be co-hosted by DoM-GSA, AI4Society, Precision Health Signature Areas.
More information here
Registration open here
NeurAlbertaTech is the premier neurotechnology organization at the University of Alberta. We are focused on promoting interdisciplinary research and innovation in the neurotech space; hosting special events and facilitating project teams in international
neurotech competitions. From July 30 to August 2, 2021 we will be hosting natHACKS, NeurAlbertaTech’s inaugural brain-computer interface hackathon for students (Undergraduates, Masters, and PhD students are all encouraged to join) and professionals interested in neurotechnology or related spaces. All of our workshops are accessible with minimal to no prior knowledge.
The skills and intuition gained from attending natHACKS as well as the leadup educational sprint are readily applicable to all data analytics, software development, wearables, project development, and much more! Learn more and RSVP for this event!
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.
Research Chairs Opportunities
Research Chair in Computers, Science, and Engineering
Florida Polytechnic University
- US$25,000 for 4 months (September to December OR January to April)
- Now accepting applications for awards to be taken up in the 2022-2023 Academic Year
- Applications accepted until November 15, 2021
- The next competition, for awards to be
taken up in the 2023-2024 academic year, will open in May 2022
Florida Polytechnic University is the state’s 12th public university and the newest member of the State University System of Florida. Dedicated exclusively to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the University blends applied research with industry partnerships to give students an academically rigorous education with real-world relevance.
More information here
The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange.
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