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AI for Impact: Call for non-profits

AI Sweden, with funding from Google.org, is running the AI for Impact project, which aims to strengthen Swedish social entrepreneurs from underserved communities, social impact companies, and non-profit organizations working for social good. During the project, several initiatives will be carried out to raise awareness of how AI can be used for social good and to develop examples of use cases. One of these initiatives is a summer talent program where organizations receive help to implement AI from students in the field.

About the talent program

The talent program within 'AI for Impact' will take place from June to August 2024. It aims to support social entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations in their work using AI.

When applying to the program, organizations will propose one or more AI-related projects they would like to implement. The organizations accepted into the program will receive help from a team of talents during the summer to carry out the proposed projects. The talents consist of machine learning and data science students who have been selected by AI Sweden for their expertise, independence, and drive.

Five organizations will have the unique chance to participate in the project. The selection is based on the project's potential positive impact, feasibility, and readiness for AI. Each organization will be matched with a team of three AI talents.

  • The program is free of charge for participating organizations
  • The application closed on April 17, 2024

Expected outcome of the program

Real-world experience and comprehensive understanding

Providing practical experience in implementing AI solutions and understanding the challenges and potential of AI.

Impactful collaboration

We will choose five non-profits and support each one with a team of three talents, totaling fifteen contributors to the program.

Use case implementation

The overall goal is to implement concrete use cases for each organization.

Please note that the application deadline was April 17, 2024.

Who could apply?

You could have applied if you were a Swedish social entrepreneur, social impact company, or non-profit organization working for social benefit.

  • The projects can focus on different kinds of AI technology, such as generative or predictive AI. Applicants can suggest several projects
  • This program is an ideal choice if your organization aims to enhance its skills and capabilities in utilizing artificial intelligence for a positive cause
  • Having an established IT department and access to available data is viewed as an advantage but not a requirement

Expectations and application process

While the program is free of charge thanks to Google.org, we expect applying organizations to submit achievable project suggestions and provide some internal stakeholder support.

  • The application must pass Google's AI Principles review, conducted by Google AI ethicists and experts, which is part of our selection process
  • Clearly articulate the business problem or opportunity for which you wish to apply AI
  • Ensure that the project is somewhat achievable within the 10-12 week timeframe

We are open to discussing and ideating around AI use cases together, refining the project scope for optimal results. Identify internal stakeholder(s) who will provide essential information, and internal guidance, and potentially engage in project management.

Other information 

If you are interested and want to know more about artificial intelligence, its vast potential, and how artificial intelligence is being applied in different businesses and organizations, please visit MyAI.
We also encourage you to read more about Google.org’s impactful initiatives, none of this would be possible without them.

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Carl Norling Markai
Impact Initiative Developer
+46 (0)70-588 05 72
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Sofia Hedén
Head of Talent Programs
+46 (0)72-174 91 00
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Lucas Ambjörn
AI Change Agent
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