DECEMBER 2nd, 2022
Funding is still 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.
The School of Education at Michener and the Vector Institute are excited to announce Accelerating AI from Practice to Change, a virtual half-day program to help transform the skill set of clinicians and health leaders. This educational program will feature presentations from speakers to challenge leaders to enhance their knowledge, skills, and expertise to accelerate the power of AI to transform the quality of care and improve patient outcomes. As part of the Accelerating the Adoption of AI in Healthcare grant, there is no fee, and participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
Help our AI4Society Lighting Runners team help sponsor a USchool team to race for plasma car glory and support the UofA's United Way Campaign in the University of Alberta Plasma Car Derby. Any penny counts!
The Plasma Car Derby in support the United Way-UofA Campaign is 100% local. Your support and contribution through the Derby, impacts families RIGHT HERE in the Alberta Capital Region. Help break the cycle of poverty simply by entering a plasma car team with a charitable donation.
The Senate's USchool Team and our USchool students are special guest participants!
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The AI4IA podcast series is in association with the Artificial Intelligence for Information Accessibility 2022 Conference on September 28, 2022, which commemorated the International Day for Universal Access to Information. The AI4IA Conference and the podcast series are hosted in collaboration with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, the AI4Society Signature Area and the Kule Institute for Advanced Studies, both at the University of Alberta; the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy at the Observer Research Foundation in India; and the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica.
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NEW EPISODE EARLY NEXT WEEK!
Scotiabank Research Fellow
The AI + Society Initiative is seeking an enthusiastic Scotiabank Research Fellow to pursue an innovative research program focused on reimagining how to design ethical and inclusive artificial intelligence (AI) systems.
The research fellow will work closely with Prof. Jane Bailey, Dr. Valerie Steeves, and/or Dr. Jason Millar as part of the University of Ottawa AI + Society Initiative, as well as teams from The eQuality Project and the Canadian Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Ethical Design Lab (CRAiEDL).
Applicants are encouraged to propose creative ideas for a research fellowship, emphasizing how they plan to contribute to new knowledge in developing effective inclusive and participatory ethical design/engineering frameworks for AI systems that avoid the disturbing risk of amplifying global digital injustices through AI for marginalized populations (women, youth, seniors, Indigenous People, LGBTQIA2S+, racialized people, people with disabilities, and linguistic minorities—and those marginalized by intersecting oppressions such as racism, sexism, and homophobia).
We are particularly, but by no means exclusively interested in proposals aligning with the following topics: Developing Ethical Engineering Design Practices, Youth and AI, and AI and Justice.
More details are available at: http://aisociety.ca/scotiabank-research-fellow-ai-inclusion-2023
The selection committee will start to review applications on December 7, 2022. Applications will be considered until a successful candidate is found.
We expect the fellowship to start in January 2023. However, should the candidate be available, and subject to university and immigration procedures, the fellowship could start earlier in the fall.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send a message to email@example.com.
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NRC and CSIRO AI4D PhD Training Opportunity Backgrounder
Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) are developing key initiatives to enable AI assisted scientific discovery. The convergence of high performance computing, large scale data availability, and robustness in AI approaches, including deep learning will enable AI-leveraged discovery and design. AI provides a mechanism to create
better models and representation of reality that can be used to accelerate simulation-based design approaches and this can vastly improve research productivity.