Data Protection & Privacy in AI
November 24, 2020
As machine learning sees widespread adoption, we face unique challenges in data protection and privacy. Do those involved in the design of AI systems have a responsibility to society? What is the goal of privacy? Can fairness be codified?
These are some of the ethical questions that were debated at our virtual event, facilitated by experts from the Montreal AI Ethics Institute. Thank you to everyone who joined us, and thank you to the MAIEI researchers for leading the discussion!
July 28, 2020
The 2020 iteration of the CIFAR-OSMO AI4Good Lab concluded with a dynamic virtual Demo Day featuring guest speakers from CIFAR, OSMO, IVADO, Mila, and a $2000 prize courtesy of
Our participants showcased seven AI prototypes in response to the questions and challenges that concern health and injustice in our society.
Catered Dinner at the OSMO Cafe
July 23, 2020
As the summer progressed, evolving COVID measures permitted our Montreal-based participants from the 2020 cohort to meet in-person for a socially-distant dinner at the OSMO cafe terrace.
June 23, 2020
This year, AI4Good Lab hosted a Virtual Reality Industry Night in Mozilla Hubs. Through custom avatars, our students interfaced with representatives to discuss our partner organizations, their careers, and potential opportunities.
Special thanks to our participating organizations for a memorable event:
CIFAR: Eli Monfared , Nabilah Chowdhury
Amii: Anna Koop, Warren Jonston
Google: Anna Jenkins, Ross Goroshin, Utku Evci
DeepMind: Ankit Anand, Diana Rebmann , Stephanie Booth, Zhitao Gong
IVADO: Mariloue Daudier
Accenture: Charline Florestral
Borealis AI: Wenjie Zi
Automat: Erdem Özcan
TandemLaunch: Jermaine Murray
Kids Code Jeunesse: Hannah Ballard, Lucie Luneau
Mozilla: Abigail Cabunoc Mayes
June 8, 2020
AI4Good is going virtual! The 2020 Lab was launched with opening remarks from our executive director, Maya Marcus-Sells, Doina Precup (Lab Founder, DeepMind, Mila, McGill University), Angelique Mannella (Lab Founder, Amazon Web Services), Elissa Strome (CIFAR), Alan MacIntosh (OSMO Foundation, Real Ventures)
AI4Good Alumni Event
June 8, 2020
Our first AI4Good Alumni event hosted by TandemLaunch. There were presentations by AI4Good Lab alumni Maude Lizaire and Jazlyn Hellman, as well as entrepreneurs Soodeh Farokhi and Sokmean Nou.
Ensuring Diversity and Inclusion in AI
November 14, 2019
In collaboration with Element AI and REAL, our executive director Maya Marcus-Sells moderated a discussion on diversity in AI with a panel of strong women leaders from Diversio, ODAIA, Women in Data Science Toronto, and Element AI in Toronto.
June 20, 2019
Our 2019 demo night included speakers from our founding partners OSMO CIFAR, title sponsor Deepmind and an awesome keynote by Professor Jenna Wiens of the University of Michigan.
Our AI4Good Lab participants presented seven different projects to solve issues such as employer bias, food waste, and mental health.
May 29, 2019
Our 2019 industry night panel discussion covered industry trends, AI success factors and possible career opportunities available for AI professionals and leaders of tomorrow.
Special thanks to Emelie Brunet (VP Talent and Ecosystem at MILA - Institut Québecoise D'Intelligence Artificielle), Emmanuelle Coppinger (Venture Manager at NextAI), Camille Montpetit (Talent Acquisition Partner at Accenture) and Element AI for the invaluable insight and recommendations.
May 25, 2019
The AI4Good Lab participants received several workshops such as AI's impact on the future of business by our partners Accenture, Sportlogiq, IBM and Desjardins Lab in order to help them design their final project.
May 11, 2019
During our 2019 Kickoff BBQ event to launch our 2019 AI4Good Lab Program, CIFAR announced that they will provide financial and in-kind support of $300,000 to support and grow the program.
June 21, 2018
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Google Cloud Mixer
May 15, 2018
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