The Summer Institute on AI Societal Impacts, Governance, and Ethics

About the Summer Institute

The inaugural Summer Institute on AI Societal Impacts, Governance, and Ethics, co-convened by CIFAR, UCLA School of Law, and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), takes place July 22-24, 2019 in Edmonton, Canada. Summer Institute takes place prior to Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School, and includes a combined event on July 24th for both Summer Institute and Summer School participants.

Summer Institute brings together experts, grad students and researchers from multiple backgrounds to explore the societal, governmental, and ethical implications of AI. A combination of lectures, panels, and participatory problem-solving, this intimate interdisciplinary event aims to build understanding and action around these high-stakes issues. Participants will also have a chance to shape the curriculum throughout this uniquely interactive event.

Who Should Apply?

The Summer Institute is open to grad students and early-career researchers from any background who are passionate about understanding and shaping the relationship between AI and society.


Confirmed speakers at Summer Institute include:

How to Apply

Apply by April 7! Please visit the application page.

Media Kit

Media contact:
Spencer Murray, Director of Communications & Public Relations, Amii
t: 587.415.6100 | e:

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