August 2022: AI-CARING Director and associate professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, Sonia Chernova was among colleagues at the Georgia Tech and Emory University Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leadership Network Dinner held at the Coda building in Midtown Atlanta’s Tech Square Monday evening. As AI is being developed rapidly it’s being poured into fields including healthcare and education, the Georgia Tech Office for the Executive Vice President for Research encouraged an evening of learning about other colleagues and potential collaborators at both Georgia Tech and Emory, which are both top rank institutions of higher education.
June 2022: Carnegie Mellon University held an AI for Teachers Workshop. This one-week professional development workshop for high school teachers covered an introduction to a broad range of AI topics including deep learning, information retrieval, linear programming, machine learning, randomized algorithms, recommender systems and search. The workshop featured presentations from CMU faculty, an introduction to relevant programs, brainstorming sessions, and hands-on skills to implement and apply AI algorithms in the classroom. A total of 28 teachers attended the workshop, largely from schools where the majority of students come from underrepresented minority backgrounds.
March 2022: AI-CARING hosted its first student research symposium at Georgia Tech, with the goals of facilitating cross-institution collaborations among the students, exposing them to the use inspired domain of mild cognitive impairment and currently available datasets, and to facilitate small groups discussions targeted at Institute research activities. 30 students representing each of the Institute’s sites attended the two-day symposium, which included a poster session, panels, and breakout discussions.
February 2022: AI-CARING partnered with the Emory Hospital Charlie & Harriett Shaffer Cognitive Empowerment Program (CEP) to organize a cross-disciplinary workshop to bring together AI researchers, clinicians, and MCI stakeholders. The full-day Workshop on AI Technologies to Support Individuals Experiencing Cognitive Decline and Their Care Networks drew the participation of nearly 60 individuals, including 29 clinical service providers (neurologists, medical doctors, social workers nurses, geriatric specialists, etc.), AI-CARING faculty and students from GT, CMU and UML, and individuals with MCI and their care partners.