Innovation@McGill Artificial Intelligence Lab promotes women’s involvement in the field

Within the first 24 hours of the AI for Social Good Hackathon on the weekend of June 17, Scarlett Muguthi, a 2017 McGill Computer Science graduate, Aanika Rahman, U3 Science, and four other team members had transformed a project idea into a functioning application: A chatbot that translates text to sign language using artificial intelligence (AI). Drawing on a database of 7,000 words, the chatbot could tell the user how to sign ‘apple’ or ‘analyze,’ ‘robot,’ or ‘rose.’ For the application’s creators, the chatbot exemplified how artificial intelligence can blend creativity and social purpose. “The reason I joined computer science is because I felt it was the only science that allowed me to put a component of myself in the work that I did,” Muguthi said. “This is why I…


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