Today marks the announcement of the annual Women in AI Awards for 2022.
Women in AI is a global community of over 6000 members from 115 countries, with the Australian and New Zealand awards now in their second year.
The Women in AI Awards 2022 will culminate in a gala evening to be held in the Great Hall at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne on Thursday, 31 March 2022.
This year sees a number of new categories including recognition for AI in Climate, AI in Creative Industries and AI in Sport. There will also be recognition for women making an impact in AI via the Trailblazer Award.
In addition to these new categories, the Awards have increased the prize money on offer, with $30,000 to be shared among the Grand Award winners.
The Women in AI Awards are generously supported by a raft of commercial partners and are looking to make an even greater impact in 2022.
For full details on this year’s awards, including categories, judging criteria and how to enter, head to the registration page here.
Angela Kim, Head of Analytics and AI at Teachers Health, has taken the reins as WAI Australia Ambassador while also holding the position of Education Head for WAI Global.
After delivering an exceptional and quality inaugural WAI Awards 2021 event, WAI is delighted to partner again with Andra Müller, Director of Jewelrock to produce the WAI Awards 2022 Australia – New Zealand.
“These awards are held to recognise and celebrate the incredible work of women in AI across our region and bring the AI community together with leaders across industry, government and academia to work together for AI for social good and to address diversity, inclusion and gender bias in AI”.
“WAI is dedicated to empowering more females in AI and technology to ensure females can thrive in the digital economy in the future,” said Angela Kim, the new WAI Australia Ambassador.
Andra Müller, Director and Founder of Jewelrock says “I am absolutely thrilled to be working with WAI to facilitate and produce the Women in AI Awards 2022 Australia – New Zealand. The positive ripple effects from the spectacular WAI Awards 2021 still continue for all who were involved!”
“This is evident with the valued Partners, Advisory Group and Judging Panel members so enthusiastic to be engaged again while the amazing winners and finalists continue to be sought for media opportunities.”
Müller says “Women in AI Awards 2022 will grow to include four more awards and an increase in the prize money from $20K to $30K. We look forward to announcing applications open in August with a series of panel discussions and interviews with the Judging Panel and past winners on our podcast channel.”
For a full list of last year’s winners, head to www.womeninai.co/waiawards2021aus-nz.
Check out this amazing video by Sydney-based music, sound and audio technology collective Uncanny Valley, fully generated in AI:
Hear Velvet-Belle Templeman interview the three Grand Award winners from 2021 in this Which-50 minicast:
Which-50 is proud to support the Women in AI Awards to help close the gender gap in the field by educating the next generation of female leaders in AI and to increase female representation and participation in AI.