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Nationally Recognized Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Artificial Intelligence Program Coming to WPI

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February 14, 2022

A new opportunity for WPI students to bolster their understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming to WPI. Through AI4ALL, a national program supported by Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, students will be able to take a series of classes on the ethics of AI, collaborate with industry partners, and gain access to AI4ALL’s alumni network, to pursue internships and jobs. Students will also receive a certificate upon completion of the program.

Associate Professor of Computer Science Rodica Neamtu spearheaded the effort to bring AI4ALL to WPI and will lead the program. AI4ALL seeks to help students become different kinds of leaders,” says Neamtu. “Leaders who are not just knowledgeable scientists invested in the work, but also have a deep understanding of the social and ethical implications of their work.”

Applications for the program open in late March, with the first module scheduled to begin in fall 2022. Information sessions will be held leading up to the application deadline.