Google is Excited to Announce The Third Call for AI for Social Good Workshop Program 2022 Applications

The deadline for submissions June 24, 2022

Google is Excited to Announce The Third Call for AI for Social Good Workshop Program 2022 Applications

Google is excited to announce the third call for AI for Social Good Workshop Program 2022 applications. Google believes that AI may help solve issues in innovative ways and improve people’s lives in significant ways: it gives us another tool to investigate and answer difficult, unresolved questions. While AI can be beneficial, it is not a panacea: Collaboration across all sectors of society is required for progress.

As a result, Google has been investing in AI for social good, such as collaborative work in flood forecasting and assisting people with atypical speech and diabetic eye disease.

Google also supported organizations such as Climate TRACE, a consortium of organizations working to track global greenhouse gas emissions, and BlueConduit, which is developing community-informed, open-source tools for mapping lead service lines.

Google is pleased to announce the opening of our third call for submissions for a collaborative workshop in the year 2022. Our mission is to bring together community-based non-profits, academic professionals, and Google researchers to develop new collaborative solutions. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Climate Change & Sustainability
  • Economic possibility

Project proposals that address either of the two themes mentioned above and aim to advance racial equity and justice are especially welcome. Google is seeking proposals from non-profits and academic institutions. More information is provided below:

  • Non – governmental organisations: Google is looking for NGO submissions that describe the issues you’re dealing with and how AI could help you achieve big impact. Google support AI applications that have a major impact on an organization’s existing workflows or lead to the development of new, creative solutions.
  • NGOs working in the areas of sustainability, climate change, and economic opportunity throughout North, Central, and South America are encouraged to apply.
  • Scholars (Academics): Academics with an interest in novel AI technologies for social good or undertaking research that examines a known AI technology in a novel field of application for social good are encouraged to apply.
  • Academics with AI competence or an interest in Sustainability/Climate and Economic Opportunity will be given priority.
  • Interested academic partners should explain how their expertise in these areas relates to the proposed application areas in their application.
  • Academics working in AI and related fields from universities in North, Central, and South America are encouraged to apply.

Google’s assistance

Google will assist NGOs and academics in finding each other based on problem descriptions and AI skills. If you already have an active collaboration (NGO or academic), you can mention it in your application, and we’ll take it into account when finalizing invitations to the workshop during the matchmaking stage.

A virtual workshop will be held for selected organizations and academic partners to collectively explore the development of AI for Social Good projects.

There will be an additional opportunity to submit combined academic-NGO ideas following the session. Each suggestion will be carefully reviewed by a Google team of specialists. Selected applications will be eligible for extra money and support from Google to help them realize their visions, which could include:

  1. The chance to consult and cooperate with Google researchers, engineers, program and product managers, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers, among others.
  2. To support computer demands, you can use Google Cloud credits.
  3. may provide $75,000 USD in funding to NGOs from the selected research proposals to support the projects outlined in the research proposals.
  4. Academics from the winning research proposals will be dubbed “Impact Scholars” and honored for their contributions to AI projects with real-world applications. Impact Scholars will receive a $30,000 USD unrestricted scholarship.
  5. Projects that are funded are supposed to be scoped for a year. Projects that conduct novel research and validate the initial hypothesis through pilot tests may be eligible for extra funding and support at the end of the year.

How to Make an Application

Google is Excited to Announce The Third Call for AI for Social Good Workshop Program 2022 Applications to join a collaborative NGO + academic AI for Social Good Workshop:

Non – governmental organisations: Kindly submit your applications using this link.

Scholars (Academics): Kindly submit your applications using this link

Individual NGO and academic applications must be submitted by June 24, 2022.

The deadline for submitting a joint proposal for Workshop attendees is July 31, 2022.

For more information, go here.