AltaML and the U of A's AI4Society win AI Global awards


By Emily Rendell-Watson

AltaML and the University of Alberta's AI4Society have each been recognized by the non-profit AI Global for their use of responsible and ethical artificial intelligence. 

AltaML was the recipient of the Start-up Leader Award for "responsible AI design work in financial, health, and social services that balanced innovation with building responsible AI systems."

The Academic Leader Award went to the AI4Society for its work on the redevelopment of the Responsible AI Design Assistant.

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The AI Global awards were announced on Dec. 29, 2020.

“AltaML is a purpose-driven organization and we believe that strong responsible AI governance is essential to building solutions that elevate human potential,” said Nicole Janssen, co-founder of AltaML.

“Through our engagement with AI Global we had the opportunity to explore their Responsible AI Design Assistant as part of our investigation into best practices and tools for governance, and we are honoured to be recognized for our work toward a framework for ethical development of AI solutions. We are looking forward to great collaboration in 2021."