The AI community for everyone

We're a growing community of students making AI less scary. Whether you're technical or not, come be at the heart of the conversation on technology and social issues.

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"This Needs To Exist"

Founded in 2020, our mission is to not only make you smarter regarding AI, but to raise awareness to how it's positively and negatively impacting society.

The advancement in AI and modern technology has been great - but it's not been without its unintended consequences, including the exacerbation of the social bases that exist today, and have existed in the past.

We believe that those most affected by AI should strive to learn the most, and ultimately, have the loudest voice. Joining this community puts you in the right place to learn what you need to learn and stay engaged as the world becomes more automated.

"This sounds super great and I'm honestly surprised that an organization like this doesn't already exist at NU!"

- Sisilia Sinaga, CS and Math

"I think this topic should be something that is taught as a core part of the curriculum."

- Molly Pribble, Computer Science, and RAISO program member

"I think it's super cool that you guys are organizing this :))"

- Julia Qiu, MMSS, Econ, Music, and RAISO finance manager

"I really think this is an important cause and a great organization to start especially with what is going on now."

- Harita Duggirala, Computer Science, and RAISO program member

"Thank you for raising awareness about the ethical topics of AI"

- Rory Nguyen, Computer and Cognitive Science

"RAISO looks pretty interesting and I'm looking forward to learning more!"

- Ariel Gordon, Cognitive Science

"Sounds like a very exciting opportunity!!"

- Lex Verb, LOC, BIP, Philosophy, and RAISO newsletter program manager

"I think this organization is a great idea! I am particularly interested in AI in healthcare."

- Ilana Aronson, Science in Human Culture, and RAISO partnerships program manager

"Great idea to create this organization!"

- Julia Tournant, Math, CS, and German

Our Programs

We run fun, engaging programs that promote discussion, action, and engagement with the intersection of technology and social issues.

NEWSLETTER

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EDUCATION & DISCUSSIONS

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Be apart of and learn from active discussions ranging from online dating, how Facebook knows so much about you, to GPT-3 and the state of the art

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SPEAKERS & EVENTS

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The place where AI researchers, designers, responsible technologists and artists share their work and views on the current and future state of AI.

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Our Team

FAQ's

How do I join RAISO?

Joining RAISO is as easy as joining our slack community, where you'll get easy access to the management team and other members. To join our management team, either reach out to us directly, or keep an eye out for one of our recruiting events!

I am interested in partnering with/contacting RAISO - where do I go?

That's great! All partnership or sponsorship inquiries can be sent via our contact form. We usually respond within a day.

How can I get involved?

Sign up for announcements for all of our events, and join our slack community! If you want to reach us directly, hit up our contact form.

Do I need a computer science background to join RAISO?

Nope! Actually, part of our mission is to make our programs accessible to everyone, no matter your technical background (although we do like to get technical from time to time).

How is RAISO operating in the pandemic?

Previously, all events and day-to-day activities were virtual. Now, with the exception of most speaker events, we're moving to a hybrid model, where all of our meetups and workshops are indoors and masked.

How do I become a member, or how do I become a program member?

Becoming a member is as easy as coming to one of our events, signing up for our newsletter or joining our slack channel! If you're interested in managing any of our events, you'll need to keep an eye out for the application, which makes its rounds at the start of every quarter (sign up do you don't miss out!).