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The AI LA Community and the Wiase Research Institute have partnered to launch the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship in STEAM (I.D.E.A.S.) Workforce Development program in January 2022.
I.D.E.A.S. is a competitive program that focuses on exposing professionals and students to AI-literacy online courses while growing a more diverse recruitment pipeline for companies to source talent.
There is no technology more reflective of its creators than artificial intelligence (AI). To increase the likelihood of AI products being representative of their intended users, we need to change the people building these products. Our competitive I.D.E.A.S. program is intended to diversify the talent pipeline here in Los Angeles, starting with Product Managers.
AI LA strongly believes that creating a culture of Responsible AI development that is accountable to users, prioritizes inclusion, and creates products that truly work for everyone must be reflected in the product development strategy of all stakeholders.
Fellows will be supported by a mentor network and your cohort is intended to keep you accountable. After graduating from the program, you will have the opportunity to join a social impact project and we will provide networking opportunities.
2-month virtual program (~10-15 hours per week, self-paced)
Nanodegree offered at no cost to participants ($800 value)
No experience required
Nano-degree from Udacity
AI LA and corporate partner mentor-network
Hands-on, practical work experience
Professional development opportunities
Lifelong alumni community and networking (Invite to our annual IDEAS alumni event)
We encourage all BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ professionals and students from diverse backgrounds who are typically underrepresented in equity-centered Product Management to apply for this scholarship program and receive an opportunity to upskill in AI Product Management.
Scholarships will be awarded based on your social impact vision and goals using AI for good upon completion of the program.
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