Seed Grants

We are thrilled to announce the awardees of our inaugural AIAI Seed Grant program.

  • Culture. Code. Humanity. A conference focused on transforming inspiration to action – ideas to impact.

    P.I. — Imari Oliver, Georgia State University, Goode Stuff Entertainment The Culture. Code. Humanity. conference convenes some of the brightest and most innovative minds for thought-provoking conversations, purposeful activations, and artistic performances across three days designed to— transform inspiration into action – and ideas into impact. Informative discussions on some of the hottest…

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  • Bridging Beliefs: An AI based Text-Mining Approach to Understanding Christian and Islamic Cultures

    P.I. — MinJae Woo, Kennesaw State University The relationship between religion and culture shapes societal norms, values, and people’s behaviors. Religions, often ingrained since childhood, defining social conduct and shaping individual values. Christianity, having served as the religion of the Roman Empire for nearly fourteen centuries, has not only been a cultural cornerstone for…

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  • Feminist Gender Equity AI Toolkit

    P.I. : ANN KAZHINGA HOLLAND, SISTAH SISTAH FOUNDATION Led by African feminists, this project addresses gender biases in AI. The Feminist Gender Equity AI Toolkit is a comprehensive, Africa-focused resource aimed at fostering inclusive and equitable AI solutions.

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  • Empowering Narratives: AI and Artistry in Atlanta’s Creative Communities

    P.I. — JEREMIAH LONG, WEDGE Empowering Narratives merges AI technology with traditional arts to engage underrepresented youths and adults through workshops focused on generating imagery and creative storytelling, fostering creative agency, and exploring interdisciplinary AI career options with local artists and technologists.

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  • Speaking of the Divine in an Age of Artificial Intelligence: An ALC on Theology and AI

    P.I. — BRADY BEARD, Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory University Members of this project will investigate the ways that religion, philosophy, and theology intersect with artificial intelligence. Focus will be given to the underlying principles and theories of AI and machine learning so that the members may reconsider the role of religious…

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  • Data, Political Participation, and Being a Usable Past

    P.I. — DANIEL HOROWITZ GARCIA, ALTERNATIVE HISTORIAN This project investigates the role of memory, political participation, and data in the lives of marginalized groups. It explores how people can be usable past in data-driven futures, and examines the impact of AI technologies on their political engagement.

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  • The People’s Data on Cop City

    P.I. — CARLEY RICKLES, GEORGIA TECH This project responds to public opposition to ‘Cop City’ by crowdsourcing and visualizing public comments, creating a physical artifact that bridges public access to comments from Atlanta city council meetings through a participatory platform.

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  • FuturesAtlanta: Creative Engagement with Generative AI Art as a Method for Designing Local Community Futures with Children in Atlanta

    P.I. : NOURA HOWELL, Georgia Tech This project engages Atlanta’s 10-12 year-olds to address local civic issues impacted by AI through GenAI Art workshops, and foster intergenerational dialogue on urban development.

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  • Ethical Coding for DH: A Community Workshop

    Project lead: Em Nordling (Emory University) Project teamNia Judelson (Emory, Ph.D. ’26, English), Em Nordling (Emory, Ph.D. ’26, English)Dez Miller, (Emory Comparative Lit)Alex Cors, (Emory ECDS) This project seeks to facilitate a cross-institutional, interdisciplinary consortium of DH graduate scholars in Atlanta. Building on this foundation, the consortium will coordinate a student-led workshop series in…

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