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2021 Events

Demo Day

June 22nd, 2021

53 participants, 11 machine learning prototypes, 3 weeks of development; The 2021 Program concluded with a stellar line up of AI projects presented to over 110 attendees at Demo Day.

Demo Day is the culmination of 4 weeks of education, 3 weeks of project development, and numerous TAs, lecturers, speakers, mentors, coordinators, partners, and experts who've all come together to support this cohort of burgeoning developers, entrepreneurs, and change makers.

The event was moderated by Maya Marcus-Sells (Executive Director) with remarks from: Angelique Mannella (Lab Founder, AWS), Elissa Strome (CIFAR), Warren Johnston (Amii), Mariloue Daudier (IVADO).

Industry Night

May 26th, 2021

For the second virtual Industry Night, participants gathered on Remo to expand their networks, meet representatives from our partner organizations, and get an idea of the opportunities available in the field.

 

Special thanks to our partner representatives for this memorable evening. 

CIFAR, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute,

DeepMind, IVADO

Manulife, Borealis AI & RBC

Vector Institute

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AI4Good Lab Hackathon

May 21st, 2021

From mental health solutions to exploring vaccine-preventable diseases, it was impressive to see so many creative ideas stem from the virtual AI4Good Lab Global Health Analytics hackathon. 

 

 Three weeks into the machine learning curriculum, participants got a taste of prototyping by processing data from the WHO and proposing global health machine learning solutions.

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Alumni Soiree

May 6th, 2021

The Lab hosted its first annual Alumni Soiree to celebrate the achievements of our alumni and offer current participants the opportunity to ask questions and get to know the broader AI4Good Lab community. 

To mark this special event, we invited Émélie Brunet, Vice President of Mila to sharing her experience with helping women navigate leadership and the workforce in AI.

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Opening Day

May 3rd, 2021

In its fifth year running, the AI4Good Lab welcomed double the number of incredible women to the program, partnering with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute to host virtual programs in both Montreal and Edmonton.

Opening remarks included Maya Marcus-Sells (AI4Good Lab Executive Director), Doina Precup (Lab Founder, DeepMind, Mila, McGill University), Angelique Mannella (Lab Founder, Amazon Web Services), Elissa Strome (CIFAR), Alan MacIntosh (OSMO Foundation, Real Ventures)

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Interview Workshop with Google

March 9th, 2021

How do I prepare for a technical interview? What is the interview process like at Google? These were some of the questions answered in our career workshop with record-breaking alumni attendance.

 

Thank you to all the Google mentors who came together to share their personal career journeys and help alumni practice their skills in small dedicated groups. 

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Call for applications

January 15th - February 15th, 2021

The call for applications is now closed for the 2021 Montreal and Edmonton programs! Thank you to all who helped us spread the word, and good luck to all who applied!

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2020 Events

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!

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Demo Day

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

Concertation Montréal.

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.

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Industry Night

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

Opening Day

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.

2019 Events

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.

Demo Night

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.

Industry Night

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. 

Design Day

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.

Kickoff BBQ

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. 

2018 Events

Closing Night

June 21, 2018

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