As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to support faculty working on positive societal initiatives, Artists + Machine Intelligence (AMI) supports artists and academics pursuing social science research that looks at technology’s implications and impacts on individuals and society.
Through the current program, AMI provides $20,000 USD fellowships to permanent faculty at degree-granting institutions. Cash awards in this program are structured as unrestricted gifts to universities. Faculty members may apply with supporting collaborators. Both new and ongoing research are eligible. Google does not retain any intellectual property from the research.
We accept applications from permanent faculty at universities around the world. Funding is focused on supporting the faculty’s research. We do not allow applications from non-degree-granting research institutions. Since our funding is structured as unrestricted gifts to degree-granting universities, we cannot process awards to other institutions (e.g. not-for-profits institutions, hospitals, non-degree-granting research institutes, etc.) even if they are affiliated with a university. A principal investigator must apply in his or her capacity as a university professor and must be able to accept an award through that university.
2021 Request for Proposals
We are now accepting applications for 2021. Apply here. Applications close on Monday, June 28, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PST.
Previous Recipients (in alphabetical order)
- Rebecca Allen, University of California, Los Angeles: Re-emergence
- Benjamin Bratton and Casey Rehm, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc): How Cities See: Machine Sensing and Cognition at an Urban Scale
- Mercedes Bunz, King’s College London and Eva Jäger, Serpentine Galleries: Tools That Make Meaning
- Beth Coleman, University of Toronto: Speculative AI: Octavia Butler and Other Possible Worlds
- Rebecca Fiebrink and Phoenix Perry, Goldsmiths, University of London: Building interactive machine learning tools for game developers
- Anab Jain, Design Investigations, University of Applied Arts Vienna, in collaboration with Matthew Plummer-Fernández: Collaborative World Building with AI
- Golan Levin, Carnegie Mellon University
- Ciira Maina, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology: Acoustic monitoring of ecosystems in Kenya
- Lauren McCarthy, University of California, Los Angeles: SOMEONE
- Casey Reas, University of California, Los Angeles: Expanded Cinema
- Tivon Rice, University of Washington: Models for Environmental Literacy
- Joshua Trees, Royal College of Art, in collaboration with Yvan Martinez and Krister Olsson: Public Foundry
- Matthew Yee-King, Goldsmiths, University of London and Louis McCallum, University of the Arts, London: Network-bending Differentiable Digital Signal Processing (DDSP)
- Mimi Zeiger and Casey Rehm, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc): Backyard Home Data Explorer: AI and the Future of Housing