Sneak Peek: AI LA's New Website

Hey there!

Today, we are soft launching our new website to showcase our values, initiatives, programs, and blog. We’ll be using our blog to celebrate the people and projects emerging from the LA region. We’d love to hear your feedback!

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Since 2016, we have been convening a cross-disciplinary group of academic and industry experts and the general public to explore the impacts AI, machine learning, and other frontier technologies have on our personal and professional lives. 

On this journey, we have helped members of our community find jobs, business partners, new hires, funding, friends, lovers (yep!), and a sense of belonging.

We’ve been listening carefully and have determined that there are four initiatives we see as pivotal to our collective prosperity:

  • Future of Work

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Health and Life Sciences

We would love to get your feedback on our refreshed initiatives, so please reply back to this newsletter.

Our Volunteers

Everything comes down to people and values. Our organization thrives because we put people first and empower our members with access to new opportunities.

Today, we are going to spotlight two volunteers:

Jorge Raphael

Jorge is a UX/UI designer, researcher, strategist, systems engineer, and certified ScrumMaster. He’s been volunteering from the very beginning and he designs 99% of our marketing materials, including our AI LA logo and branding! Words really can’t describe the amount of respect and appreciation we have for Jorge and the countless hours of work he has contributed to our community.

Jorge participated in our hackathon with MIT Hacking Medicine in November 2019 at the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator. Jorge’s team, MindPrint designed a patient-centric mental illness EMR to support patients, caretakers, and healthcare providers for continuity of care and management of treatment. They won Best Mental Health track!


Emy Li

Emy joined AI LA as a volunteer in December 2020 as our new Program Manager for Earth Summit 2021. Emy is responsible for researching people and companies focused on applying big data and AI to solve challenges facing our planetary health.

I am a freshman at the University of Southern California majoring in Applied and Computational Mathematics. My greatest interests lie at the intersection of technology, sustainability, and social impact. Outside the classroom, I enjoy diving into entrepreneurship, art and design, and environmental advocacy through clubs and organizations. I am particularly passionate about climate tech startups and am excited to contribute to the ongoing collaboration and innovation that will continue to play such an important role in combating global warming and climate change.

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