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Inclusive Artificial Intelligence

Professional Workshops
Professor / Instructor
Bethany Edmunds, Ph.D.
February 11, 2021 | 3pm-6pm

Artificial intelligence 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.
This half-day workshop is designed to build your understanding of AI – its terms, tools and solutions - to put you at the forefront of helping lead this change.
Dr. Bethany Edmunds, Director of Computer Science at Northeastern University’s Vancouver Campus, will help you understand what AI is, the unique potential it offers while examining why it creates significant fear of change for many in our workforce. You'll also gain a better understanding of the importance of having members of diverse backgrounds to shape AI strategies and solutions to ensure a more inclusive future for all of us.
Prior knowledge and experience in AI or Computer Science are not required to be successful in this workshop.

This workshop is 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 code ATHENA-NU-2021 to apply the scholarship on the Northeastern registration page. There is a limited number of scholarships available so sign up early to secure a spot.

Please note that the $500 workshop fee applies to all other participants. We will verify eligibility so please do not apply the scholarship discount if you do not meet the criteria above.

You are applying for a $500 scholarship towards a qualifying course at one of our post-secondary education partners: BCIT, Northeastern University, SFU or UBC. Applicants must be either Canadian Citizens, BC permanent residents or working towards obtaining one of these.

Please only apply for this scholarship once you have been enrolled or waitlisted in an applicable course. We will be confirming all student details with instructors.

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To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a woman (or identify as a woman), and currently live in BC, Canada. Do you meet both of these criteria?