CIFAR is located in the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario. Photo Credit: Neil Ta
The CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, the world’s first national AI strategy, is advancing Canada’s leadership in AI through research, training and innovation.
CIFAR’s leadership of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy is funded by the Government of Canada, with support from Facebook and the RBC Foundation. CIFAR works in close collaboration with Canada’s three national AI Institutes — Amii in Edmonton, Mila in Montreal, and the Vector Institute in Toronto, as well as universities, hospitals and organizations across the country.
Since the announcement of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy in March 2017, Canada has seen significant growth in our AI ecosystem:
In 2005, CIFAR’s Learning in Machines & Brains program hosted its first Deep Learning + Reinforcement Learning Summer School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with the goal of fostering the next generation of AI researchers. Many former students are now leaders at some of the top tech firms and university labs.
Today, the DLRL Summer School is an initiative of the CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains program and the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy’s National Program of Activities through the AI4Good Training Program.
A panel discussion by AI leaders at the 2019 DLRL Summer School. Photo credit: Amii
The Canada CIFAR AI Chairs are transforming the field of AI research, training an innovation. Hear from AI pioneers such as Richard Sutton, Yoshua Bengio and Martha White and more.
CIFAR AI Futures is a four-part video series featuring Canada’s leading AI and policy experts to explore the future of AI, what implications it may have for our future, and how we might respond to potential challenges.