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CASMI Attends Chicago Innovation Awards as Top 100 Finalist

For the second year in a row, the Northwestern Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence (CASMI) attended the annual Chicago Innovation Awards as a Top 100 Finalist. The ceremony recognizes the Chicago region’s most innovative organizations — those with new products and services that solve unmet needs. 

Kristian Hammond“It was an honor to be a finalist this year,” said CASMI Director Kristian Hammond. “We believe that innovation and safety go hand in hand. Just as finding a path to a great product is at the core of innovation, doing so while keeping the world safe is crucial to the future.” 

CASMI was announced as a Top 100 Finalist in September. The Chicago Innovation Awards received nominations from 344 organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.  

The 22 winners were announced on Nov. 16 in front of a sold-out crowd of 750 people at the University of Illinois Chicago Forum. Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, and Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias delivered opening remarks. 

A panel of 12 judges selected the winners, who will receive a variety of honors, including an invitation to ring the Nasdaq Bell in New York City. To learn more about the winners, read the official Chicago Innovation Awards press release. 

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