AI+ (that is, AI and other digital innovations) will transform universities and the world.

HAICU makes sure the needs of humans are at the center of that transformation.

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HAICU (the acronym for Human-centered AI+ by/for Colleges and Universities) is the U7+ Alliance’s AI+ Lab.

Led by academia, it aims to promote cooperation between universities and other stakeholders to ensure AI+ is envisioned, developed and used in a human-centered fashion.

Human-centered AI+ is developed and used in such a way that it enhances human well-being and capacities, at the local and international levels.

To make AI+ more human-centered, HAICU leads multistakeholder projects, conducts experiments, creates and shares best practices, and speaks publicly on core issues.

HAICU especially intends to be a leading voice for maximizing the positive impacts of AI+ on higher education and academic research, and mitigating its negative effects.

Recent news

University of Ottawa joins HAICU!

May 2, 2022

The HAICU Lab is glad to be welcoming Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau from the University of Ottawa as its newest member. Associate Professor of Law and Technology, Director of the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society as well as University’s Research Chair in Technology and Society, Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau’s expertise in law, ethics…

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The tech industry and its organizational culture : a barrier to HCAI

April 8, 2022

A study conducted by the Partnership on AI’s DEI Workstream brings forward an important dimension to any work in HCAI : cultural change in organizations. Indeed, whilst the study aimed at illustrating the reality experienced by people from marginalized groups, the study reminds us of the central role played by organizations’ EDI strategies in ensuring…


Justifiable AI : a path to the right to explanation

March 25, 2022

​​Gillian Hadfield, from the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, calls to attention the need to reframe the conversation around explainable AI. Indeed, in an illuminating piece on the topic, she brings into view the inadequacy of the field of explainable AI to actually “explain” decisions made about individuals in a language that speaks…


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HAICU is a U7+ Alliance Initiative

U7+ Alliance of world universities

The U7+ Alliance of World Universities is the first coalition of university presidents aimed at defining concrete actions universities can take to collectively address global challenges in coordination with government leaders in G7 countries and beyond.

HAICU is a project led by

Université de Montréal

in collaboration with