Aalto researcher among 8 finalists for the 2018 Skolar award

Amber Geurts, Postdoctoral Researcher in Physics and Management Studies, is one of eight finalists competing for the 2018 Skolar Award. In collaboration with Slush, a EUR100k prize will be awarded after a pitching competition.

Amber's project will challenge the limited ways AI is visualised and how that blinkered view may restrict scientific and public perceptions of AI, thus limiting its potential in society. She plans to bring computer scientists and graphic designers together to create new images of AI. By studying the process and the outcomes, Amber will simultaneously explore how emerging technologies are constructed, shaped, and understood to inform public discourse and unleash AI's potential.

In coming months, Amber will prepare for the pitch competition in a series of training events just for Skolar finalists, providing them tools to make it to the final. 

For more information about Amber's project, and more on the Skolar Award 2018 finalists and the process: skolaraward.fi.
To learn about this year's exciting Slush, the world's leading startup event: slush.org