With the launch of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute (HAI), we are seeing enthusiasm across the University and its disciplines for the Institute and its tripartite mission of basic AI research, applications across diverse areas, and understanding the human and societal impacts of the technology. A common question from students and faculty is “How can I get involved in HAI?” Although there are some administrative leaders of the effort, it is clear that in order to have the most impact across HAI’s mission areas we will require the effort and creativity of our community.
These are the primary places for engagement with HAI and offer these thoughts about moving new ideas forward.
For all these activities, HAI has funds to support the most compelling proposals. We hope to see a bounty of good ideas, and have thought carefully about the importance of clear criteria for supporting proposals for new initiatives. They will vary with particular programs, but we encourage participants to consider these broad categories:
In the end, the Directors and Associate Directors of HAI are looking to “deputize” our colleagues to take responsibility and leadership in these new activities. These deputies will build up a resume of contributions and will naturally form the HAI community and help drive decisions and resource allocation for the Institute as it moves forward in the next decade.
We hope you will join us in building HAI. If you would like to make a suggestion or proposal, please send us an e-mail. We will consider all thoughtful proposals from faculty, fellows, or students of any school, department, institute, or center of Stanford at any time.
And don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to receive the latest HAI news and updates, and to learn about the upcoming opportunities to participate in events, calls for proposals, or other activities.