CIFAR brings together outstanding researchers from across disciplines and borders to address important challenges facing the world. We support leading edge research with the potential for global impact.
CIFAR plays a significant role in AI research. We helped to enable some of the fundamental breakthroughs in the field, through our Learning in Machines & Brains program. We lead a $125 million national strategy to establish Canada's international leadership in AI and we run a program that explores the ways that AI will reshape our society.
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Exchange – the act of giving and receiving – is central to knowledge mobilization at CIFAR. By connecting our research programs to global thought leaders outside of academia, we enrich research and stimulate new social, economic and technical innovations.
Research Briefs are a summary of recent or seminal research from CIFAR fellows.
AI Futures Policy Lab: Toronto Pilot Summary
Deep Learning identifies pneumonia better than experts
CIFAR provides a knowledge outlet for the influential research in its various multi-disciplinary programs.
A New Approach to State Fragility
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help scholars build their network and develop essential skills to become the next generation of research leaders. Researchers within five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
The 2019 Call for Applications now open. The deadline for applications is February 5, 2019