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

Octopus at Pona do Ouro, Mozambique

Waiting for an AI to pass the octopus test

October 6, 2021

In a recent article, the MIT Tech Review describes a thought experiment called the octopus test.

Reenergizing democratic institutions through the sensible regulation of Big Tech

Reenergizing democratic institutions through the sensible regulation of Big Tech

October 6, 2021

Three Stanford professors discuss their new book, System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot.


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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