Inclusive Artificial Intelligence
2 - 5 p.m. PTVirtual Event
What is AI and why does it need Indigenous knowledge?
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to reshape virtually every industry, the workforce and, ultimately, the entire economy. The rapid evolution of AI brings new buzzwords – machine learning, deep learning, neural networks – and many questions about how best to understand and implement these new technologies. Machine learning offers new opportunities and creates risks, particularly for Indigenous communities.
This half-day workshop is designed to build your understanding of AI – its terms, tools and solutions – and the importance of Indigenous people being included in this new era of big data and machine learning.
Michael Running Wolf, Northeastern faculty member and founder of Indigenous in AI, and Bethany Edmunds, Director of Computer Science at Northeastern University’s Vancouver Campus will help you understand what AI is and the potential it offers while examining the unique challenges and opportunities that come with including Indigenous knowledge and values. You’ll also gain a better understanding of the importance of having members of diverse backgrounds shape AI strategies and solutions to ensure a more inclusive future for all of us.
Prior knowledge and experience in AI or Computer Science is not required to be successful in this workshop. This workshop is open to all learners but there will be a focus on Indigenous voices.
This workshop is FREE for all indigenous learners, thanks to a scholarship through Northeastern University. Please use discount code INDIGENOUS-NU when registering to apply the scholarship amount.
This workshop is also FREE for any women based in British Columbia, Canada, thanks to a scholarship through Athena Pathways that aims to encourage more women in BC to explore a career in AI or data science. Please use discount code ATHENA-NU when registering to apply the scholarship amount. Athena Pathways will verify eligibility after you register.
(Indigenous women based in BC- please use the ATHENA-NU code when registering.)
There is a limited number of scholarships available so sign up early to secure a spot.