CAIS is a unique collaboration between USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Viterbi School of Engineering, that advances the scholarship and application of AI for the well-being of vulnerable communities.

CAIS furthers research and education in responsible and just artificial intelligence, through partnerships with community stakeholders, organizations, and policy makers.

We draw inspiration from the Grand Challenges for Social Work, the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Together, they outline a set of goals, which if attained, would greatly benefit the well-being of countless persons across the world. Simultaneously, these sets of goals provide important new directions for AI and social science research.