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


Call for proposals – Human-Centered AI Book

March 21, 2022

Call for proposals Human-Centered AI: a Multidisciplinary Perspective for Policy-Makers, Auditors and Users —————————— This call for proposal is now closed —————————— The editorial committee would like to thank every author who has submitted a proposal. Further details about the next steps will be shared soon! UPDATES – September 15th 2022 : Authors have now…


CNRS Event on AI for industry and Society: Trust and Frugality

February 23, 2022

As part of the French Presidency of the European Union (FPEU), CNRS is co-organizing a symposium on AI for industry and society: trust, frugality, on February 25, in Brussels and online. The large-scale deployment of AI has highlighted the importance of a strategic positioning of Europe anchored on its values, particularly in terms of ethics…


Catherine Régis to co-chair the Global Partnership on AI Working Group on Responsible AI

January 27, 2022

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 27, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) has announced that Mila researcher Catherine Régis, full professor at the University of Montréal Law Faculty and a Canada Research Chair, is the new co-chair of its working group on responsible AI. Her term will extend until 2024. The GPAI was established in 2020 to support collaboration among experts from…


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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