For the safety of all Invent the Future participants, mentors and organizers, this year's event will be hosted online. Please refer to our Program Overview to see the changes we've made, including application package requirements and submission deadlines.

Invent the Future: AI Scholars Program

Invent the Future is Canada’s first and only two-week summer enrichment program focused on bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI) expertise, community, and mentorship to young women in Grade 10 and 11.  During this AI Scholars Program, participants from across Canada will explore the world of AI through team projects, and connect with mentors and industry experts in a supportive yet challenging environment.

Program will run from July 19th - July 30th, 2021.

AI4ALL is a non-profit working to increase diversity and inclusion in the field of AI. Simon Fraser University was one of six universities participating in AI4ALL’s official roll out in 2018, and is the only participating university in Canada. Stanford University; Princeton University; University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon University; and Boston University are some of the 15 American schools partnering with AI4ALL.

"Being in the program exposed me to so many possibilities within the field of AI and computer science and allowed me to realize my own potential. I really enjoyed meeting some of the inspirational women in computer science and connecting with like minded people my age! My interests in the advancing world of technology have since grown exponentially, and I have also been opened up to new opportunities, thanks to the program." -Taylor W., Invent the Future Alumna

“AI is about to make the biggest changes to humanity, and we’re missing a whole generation of diverse technologists and leaders.”

– Fei-Fei Li, Co-Founder of AI4ALL

Photos: Simon Fraser University 2018

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