GREAT TURN OUT!
In collaboration with The Faculty of Law, DLIS, and KIAS AI4Society organized the 2022 Digital Law Forum on February 15th and 16th. Talks by James Grimmelmann (with a special review here), Teresa Scassa, James McKee, Justice Avril Inglis, amongst others
The Digital Law Forum put a spotlight on the state of Artificial Intelligence and the Law in Canada.
It invited discussion of the institutional design challenges that digital technology governance raises for societies that currently rely on the rule of law.
Revisit the Keynote speakers videos:
August, 25th to 28th | online and on site at Osaka Ibaraki Campus by Ritsumeikan University
This year’s conference theme will be “Games for Learning”. Games in various formats will always have a role in our society, we learn through them, about them, and in playing them. While some might see games as frivolous play, others can see the learning potential gaming can provide. In the right context, games can be a powerful learning tool for children and adults alike.
Please be aware that, as of now, it is not possible to enter Japan on a tourist
visa. No exceptions can be made for academic conferences. Participants from outside Japan should assume at this stage that their presentation will be made online.
Submit your proposal before April 15th, 2022
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Responsible AI Event during Canadian AI
Drs. Bagheri (Ryerson University), Stroulia (University of Alberta), and Taylor (University of Guelph) are organizing a Responsible AI session during the Canadian AI conference, May 25-28 2022.
Given the many activities that are fortunately happening around the responsible and ethical aspects of AI here in Canada, we were hoping to organize an event in conjunction with Canadian AI 2022 this year to become familiar with what everyone is doing and what activities they are engaged in.
It would be wonderful to have a unified community here in Canada around responsible AI so we can support each other and find ways to more effectively collaborate and synergize. We are aiming for a casual,
discussion-oriented event rather than talks or formal presentations.
We would appreciate it if you could let us know (a) if you are interested in attending the (virtual) session, and (b) who else you would recommend we invite to the session.
Please send us your ideas and comments to email@example.com
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
Congratulations Dr. Greiner!
Precision Health Seed Funds Awards
Nominated by AI4Society, Dr. Russel Greiner was awarded the inaugural ‘Senior Investigator Precision Health Innovator Award’. The recognition comes with $40,000, which Dr. Greiner plans to use to establish an AI/ML triaging office to respond to queries from interested individuals and organizations within and beyond the campus.
Read more here
Society, Culture and Technology
Artificial Epistemologies in Computational Thinking
Tuesday, April 5th | 2:00pm
What is algorithmic thought? It is not possible to address this question without first reflecting on how the Universal Turing Machine transformed symbolic logic and brought to a halt the universality of mathematical formalism and the biocentric speciation of thought.
Luciana Parisi is professor of media philosophy in the Program in Literature and the Computational Media, Arts & Cultures Program
at Duke University.
AI, Hydrogen and Quantum technologies
Tuesday, April 5th | 10:00am ET
Mitacs is pleased to invite you to a webinar showcasing our international partner Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in Germany. The goal of this event is to promote potential research collaborations between our Canadian partners and KIT, through the GRA program. More precisely, we will be focusing on AI,
Hydrogen and Quantum technologies. KIT would be happy to host interns from Canada and is open to send interns here as well.
Ethical Data and AI - Salon #5
Wednesday, April 27th | 4:00pm
Luke Clarke is a professor at the Faculty pf Information & Media Studies, University of Western Ontario
His presentation "Artificial Intelligence for Whose Social Good?" will start an open discussion on the topic
As an affiliated AI4Society UAlberta Faculty and student member, Amii is extending you an invitation to the invite-only Academic Symposium in addition to all of the amazing free public programming and parties. You must apply to access your ticket - please complete this form Please apply using your UAlberta email address to expedite the approval process.
Please note, this ticket is for students with demonstrated technical experience in the field of AI, ML or Computing Science. If you do not have demonstrated technical experience, it's best to register on the
public website for a General All Access Pass for all of the other programming.
Alberta Innovates High School Youth Researcher Summer Program
We have opened host registration for the Alberta Innovates High School Youth Researcher Summer program (HYRS), which will take place (tentatively in-person) July 4-August 12, 2022. We are seeking researchers from a variety of health & medical science areas, including Alberta Innovates priority areas, to host a Grade 11 student on a research project for 6
weeks this summer.
HYRS students are paid a stipend (as a scholarship) of $2700 paid directly to the student by the HYRS program. Students will come from a variety of high schools across central and northern Alberta, and we particularly encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply for the HYRS program. In addition to working daily in their host labs, students will also have weekly activities facilitated by HYRS staff to help them explore their academic and career options.
We would appreciate if you could share this invitation with interested faculty. Host applications will be accepted at the link below until April 15, 2022
NSERC Alliance International grant
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Alliance International grants, a new funding stream to support Canadian university researchers working with leading international academic researchers to establish and grow international research collaborations and projects of global importance that will generate benefits to Canada.
NSERC recognizes the need to support engagement with international collaborators to further develop areas of Canadian research strength and leadership. Alliance International will support Canadian researchers working with international colleagues to pursue new knowledge, technologies, and solutions to complex problems.
Find more information here
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.