The inaugural Summer Institute on AI and Society, co-convened by CIFAR, the AI PULSE program at UCLA School of Law, and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), takes place July 21-24, 2019 in Edmonton, Canada.
Applications from graduate students and early-career researchers and professionals with demonstrated interest in the societal impacts, governance, and ethics of AI/ML are invited. Participants from a broad range of disciplinary areas are welcome, including the social sciences and humanities, law, and public policy, in addition to scientific and technical fields related to AI. Participants must be prepared to be active participants in an intensely collaborative environment, including opportunities for intellectual leadership for both junior and senior participants. The Summer Institute aims to both advance the debate on AI and Society, and bring new voices and perspectives into the debate, particularly from underrepresented groups. Consequently, while prior engagement with AI and Society issues is preferable, it is not required. In view of the intensely collaborative nature of the Summer Institute, strong English-language communication skills are essential.
Participation in the Summer Institute is free of charge, including on-site accommodation and meals. Participants are responsible for their own costs of travel to and from the Summer Institute, but some scholarship funds are available for participants who would not otherwise be able to attend.
Further information and application instructions are at: https://dlrlsummerschool.ca/the-summer-institute/
See also, this flyer with detailed information on plans for the Summer Institute.
The deadline for applications is May 15, 2019.