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You can now participate in the Climate Change AI Summer School 2023

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You can now participate in the Climate Change AI Summer School 2023

Do you have a background in artificial intelligence (AI) and/or fields pertaining to climate change? Are you interested in tackling major climate problems using AI? Then this is for you!

 

Registration and applications are now open for the Climate Change AI Summer School 2023. This second Climate Change AI Summer School is designed to educate and prepare participants to tackle climate change-related problems using AI, bring together a multidisciplinary group of participants, and facilitate project-based teamwork to strengthen collaborations between different fields while fostering networking in this space.

 

This year’s summer school consists of two independent components:

 

i. An open-to-all virtual program (held between June-August 2023)

 

ii. A selective in-person program (from August 14-18, 2023 in Montreal, Canada).

 

Courses will be conducted by members of Climate Change AI and world-renowned experts in AI and climate change.

Virtual Program

 

The virtual program will provide an overview of how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can be used to address climate change. Through lectures and tutorials, participants will learn how AI/ML is employed across different climate-relevant fields/sectors, discuss important considerations for framing/scoping problems, and gain hands-on practice applying AI/ML to climate-relevant problems.

 

Modules will be presented at varying levels of technical depth. For some of the modules, substantial knowledge about AI/ML, Python programming, or both is assumed. For other modules, only minimal prerequisite knowledge about AI/ML, Python programming, or both is assumed.

 

Individual module prerequisites will be made clear prior to the summer school and self-study materials will be sent before the summer school to help participants acquire the background necessary for some of the modules.

 

The virtual program will be free to attend and open to all registered participants who are at least 18 years of age. The virtual program will be held sometime between June and August – the exact dates and times will be announced before the end of May 2023.

 

You can register early to receive updates about the virtual program here: https://www.climatechange.ai/summer_school_virtual.

 

Registration deadline: TBD (will be announced in advance)

 

Directions about how to attend the virtual program will be shared with the registered email address before the start of the program.

 

In-Person program

 

In this edition, the Climate Change AI Summer School will also be hosting a small (< 50 person) in-person program for one week from August 14, 2023, to August 18, 2023, at Mila – Quebec AI Institute in Montreal, Canada. The schedule of the program is TBD but will be held between 9 am and 5 pm ET each day.

 

The goal of the in-person program is to foster connections between participants to do impactful work at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML) and climate change both now and in the future. The in-person program will give participants the opportunity to work on collaborative projects together in multi-disciplinary teams.

 

The program will also have social activities to help build connections between participants.

 

Application link: https://www.climatechange.ai/summer_school_inperson

 

The deadline to apply for the in-person program is January 31, 2023, 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth). Accepted applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the virtual program.

 

Participation criteria

 

– The Climate Change AI Summer School welcomes applications from students, researchers, engineers, practitioners, and others in the public and private sectors who are interested in using AI/ML to address problems in climate change mitigation, adaptation, or climate science.

– Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

– Admission to the in-person program will be based on a selection process.

 

Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to apply for financial assistance to cover some of the costs (like lodging, food, and travel) to attend the summer school. The Climate Change AI Summer School will let accepted participants know which costs will be covered for everyone and if they have been awarded financial aid before needing to confirm their attendance.

 

Note: All applicants to the in-person program will automatically be registered for the virtual program as well.

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