The AI4Good Lab was founded in 2017 by Angelique Mannella and Professor Doina Precup. It’s the first of its kind, focused not only on innovative approaches to teaching and learning Artificial Intelligence (AI), but also with the ambitious goals of tackling diversity and inclusion in AI research and development, and inspiring the next generation of technical leaders to develop AI as a force for social good.
The Lab takes place over 7 weeks (May 4 to June 22 2020) and brings together a cohort of 30 women from across Canada. The program consists of a mashup of lectures, workshops, self-directed team projects. Instructors and mentors include university researchers, graduate students, and practitioners from startups, corporates, inter-governmental organizations and city government. There’s also a strong emphasis on curiosity-driven learning and mentorship both from peers and industry experts.