Summer Institute on AI and Society
The Summer Institute on Artificial Intelligence Society, co-convened by CIFAR, the AI PULSE program at UCLA School of Law (funded by a generous grant from the Open Philanthropy project) and Amii, took place July 21-24, 2019. The program brought together a distinguished international group of 80 researchers, professionals and advanced students from a wide range of disciplines and areas of expertise for three days of mutual instruction and collaborative work on the societal implications of AI, machine learning and related technologies. The group narrowed down eight diverse projects to work on, hackathon-style and have catalyzed impressive outputs as a result. They examined issues such as AI in policing and criminal justice, predictive analytics in education and employment, facial recognition technology and many other relevant topics in today’s AI-world.