Researchers encouraged to apply for AI center affiliate status

Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence invites Penn State faculty to join the center as affiliates

CSRAI affiliates will help to shape the research direction of the center and be eligible for increased amounts of funding, among other benefits. Credit: Adobe Stock / SiarheiAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence (CSRAI) is now accepting applications for its affiliate researcher program. Applications will remain open indefinitely and can be submitted online.

The center strives to build and advance a community of scholars engaged in socially responsible AI discovery and will support and amplify the efforts of affiliates through its programs.

Affiliates will help to lead and shape the research direction of the center, be eligible for increased amounts of funding for CSRAI seed grants, participate in and be eligible for leadership roles within CSRAI subcommittees, and receive timely communications about CSRAI activities. All Penn State faculty pursuing research, education and outreach related to socially responsible AI are eligible to apply.

“The center aims to catalyze multidisciplinary research in the area of socially responsible AI and helps initiate projects and support scholars in the field,” said Prasenjit Mitra, CSRAI director and associate dean for research in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. “Our affiliates will lead the center’s efforts in their respective areas of interest to bring together scholars and pursue high-impact research that can transform the lives of individuals and society.”

The center, which launched last year, promotes high-impact, transformative AI research and development, while encouraging the consideration of social and ethical implications in all such efforts. As a result, the center supports a broad range of activities from foundational research to the application of AI in all areas of human endeavor.

For additional information, visit the CSRAI website.


Last Updated March 12, 2021