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Inclusive Artificial Intelligence
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 – automation, machine learning and deep learning – 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 the unique potential AI offers, while examining why it creates significant fear of change for many in our workforce. You will experience the importance of having members of diverse backgrounds to shape AI strategies and solutions that lead to more inclusive futures 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-2020 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.