ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence

We promote and support the growth and application of AI principles and techniques throughout computing

SIGAI Outreach and Member Support

As part of our mission to promote and support the growth and application of artificial intelligence (AI) principles and techniques throughout computing SIGAI regularly provides funds for development activities including educational opportunities and public outreach.

Artificial Intelligence Activities Fund

SIGAI regularly invites funding proposals for artificial intelligence (AI) activities with a strong outreach component to either students, researchers, or practitioners not working on AI technologies or to the public in general.

The purpose of these calls is to promote a better understanding of current AI technologies, including their strengths and limitations, as well as their promise for the future. Examples of such activities include (but are not limited to) AI technology exhibits or exhibitions, holding meetings with panels on AI technology (including on AI ethics) with expert speakers, creating podcasts or short films on AI technologies that are accessible to the public, and holding AI programming competitions. We look for evidence that the information presented by the activity will be of high quality, accurate, unbiased (for example, not influenced by company interests), and at the right level for the intended audience.

A proposal should contain the following information on at most 3 pages:

    • a description of the activity (including when and where it will be held);
    • a budget for the activity and the amount of funding requested, and whether other organizations have been or will be approached for funding (and, if so, for how much);
    • an explanation of how the activity fits this call (including whether it is new or recurring, which audience it will benefit, and how large the audience is);
    • a description of the organizers and other participants (such as speakers) involved in the activity (including their expertise and their affiliation with ACM SIGAI or ACM);
    • a description of what will happen to the surplus in case there is, unexpectedly, one; and
    • the name, affiliation, and contact details (including postal and email address, phone number, and URL) of the corresponding organizer.

Grantees are required to submit reports to ACM SIGAI following completion of their activities with details on how they utilized the funds and other information which might also be published in the ACM SIGAI newsletter “AI Matters.

Proposals are typically short (up to 3 pages). Details of the call for the year are published in late summer or early fall. Results of past funding through this mechanism appear in the AI Matters Newsletter and Blog.

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ACM SIGAI invites funding proposals for artificial intelligence (AI) activities with a strong outreach component to either students, researchers, or practitioners not working on AI technologies or to the public in general.

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