AI to Amplify
Open Call for Online Fellowship Programme "AI to Amplify"
Are you involved with products or applications that use artificial intelligence? Are you interested in ethical issues and in making products and applications more inclusive and sustainable? Do you like working in international interdisciplinary teams and enjoy changing perspectives? Then apply for our online Fellowship Programme "AI to Amplify"!
Hosted by Goethe-Institut and co-organized with Chronus Art Center (CAC), "AI to Amplify" will start in May 2023 and run for 2 months, consisting of a series of events including seminars, networking activities, workshops and a hackathon, among others, to unfurl diverse discourse on artificial intelligence and its applications.
We welcome applications from coders and developers from the Global North and Global South, but also from philosophers, artists, sociologists, lawyers and activists. We aim for a good mix of teams, which means we explicitly encourage women, queer people, people with disabilities, people without a degree and people with diverse professional backgrounds to apply.
A jury will select 80 (eighty) participants from all applications. From these we will put together as diverse teams as possible. Due to the different time zones, we will probably work in two groups of 40 people each. The online sessions during the Fellowship Programme are currently planned to take place about twice a week for 2 hours each. You will find out at the end of March whether your application was successful. Further organisational details will be announced then as well.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2023
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Many AI products and applications used around the world are still produced by teams that are not very diverse. As a result, AI applications at best do not meet the needs of users and at worst harm marginalised groups. Moreover, the (digital) divide between South and North is widening because most of the data sets for machine learning come from the Global North.
Aims of the project
Why should you participate?
Up to 20.3.2023:
Call for applications for coders and developers from the Global North and the Global South in cooperation with local coding initiatives. Applications from philosophers, artists, sociologists, lawyers and civil society actors are also welcome.
Start of the two-month online Fellowship Programme, consisting of seminars, networking events and workshops. The focus is on the exchange between the participants and the sensitization for questions of ethics and inclusion through the invitation of international speakers who illuminate the topic of artificial intelligence from different perspectives. The participants should inform each other about local needs and identify a relevant topic in their project location.
Two-week hackathon in which ideas for AI applications are developed in diverse teams. Selection of six ideas/teams for further development.
August or September 2023:
Invitation of the six teams to a physical meeting in connection with an AI conference in the Global South to network with each other, sharpen the product idea, deal with the local conditions and participate in the conference.
Further development phase to expand the idea within the six teams, supported by a stipend and regular online coaching. Pitching of product ideas at the end of the development phase and selection of two proposals for further funding. Presentation of these products and/or the project at a conference in the Global North.
Click “Read More”at the bottom to visit the programme website for more information and application.
Established in 2013, Chronus Art Center (CAC) is China’s first nonprofit art organization dedicated to the presentation, research / creation and scholarship of media art. CAC with its exhibitions, residency-oriented fellowships, lectures and workshop programs and through its archiving and publishing initiatives, creates a multifaceted and vibrant platform for the discourse, production and dissemination of media art in a global context. CAC is positioned to advance artistic innovation and cultural awareness by critically engaging with media technologies that are transforming and reshaping contemporary experiences.
MANA | 全球新媒体艺术平台，MANA是全球新媒体艺术行业媒体与资源对接平台，致力于建立艺术、设计与科技协同创新的生态系统。MANA持续聚焦追踪行业热点，旨在提升优秀原创、艺术科技跨界的影响力，为相关领域人士提供交流互励平台，为优秀创作者赋能，为企业及品牌整合对接优质的行业资源，推动行业发展。／ 官 方 网 站 ／www.manamana.net