AI LA is a community of cross-disciplinary stakeholders with more than 5,000 members and growing who represent the science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) communities of the Greater Los Angeles (LA) area.
We launched in April 2016 and overtime have produced events, workshops, and content to explore artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other frontier technologies, and the impacts they will have on humanity.
It is our mission to build a more informed and collaborative world in which humans use AI harmoniously and transparently in everyday life.
How We Do This
Every month we pick a theme and produce salons, talks, hackathons, socials, and workshops based on our core initiatives and the interests of the community.
We also partner with local organizations to collaborate on developing experiences and content that help support our Three Pillars.
Twice a year we host our Summits, larger one-day events followed by a hackathon. In 2019 we organized our first Earth Summit, which explored how AI can help solve the environmental crisis. We will be hosting our first annual Life Summit in October 2019, exploring data quality, privacy, and ethics when AI is used in the healthcare and biotech industries.
OUR THREE PILLARS
AI For Everyone - Provide a platform for civic education to train the next generation on how to properly interface with smart and autonomous machines and inform how technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) impact our lives, society, and industries.
Sustainable Community - Create an ideal ecosystem for nurturing a diverse workforce, so we retain local talent and attract the best talent in the world to come live, work, and play in Los Angeles.
Think Tank - Organize a group of experts from different disciplines to engage in problem finding to encourage innovation and mitigate biases by strategically using data, expertise, and collaboration.
Los Angeles is home to a variety of industries and we are building a platform for on-going conversations, which allows for a cross-pollination of ideas, expertise, and resources in an open and inclusive space. Since 2016 we have been creating dialogue around the following initiatives, and we are always looking to expand the conversation as new pressing issues arise.