Artificial Intelligence

About Artificial Intelligence 

CIFAR plays a significant role in artificial intelligence research in Canada and around the world. We helped to enable some of the fundamental breakthroughs in the field through our Learning in Machines & Brains program, a program which continues to deliver ground breaking research. 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 and how we should respond. 


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2018 Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School

Nov 9 / 18

In July 250 artificial intelligence trainees came from around the world to attend a Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School put on by CIFAR and the Pan-Canadian AI Institute in partnership with Canada’s three AI institutes -- Vector, Mila and Amii. The Toronto event brought in attendees from 20 countries who spent up to nine days building out networks of peer researchers, learning from leaders in their fields, and meeting partners within the Canadian AI ecosystem.

Read more a recap of the 2018 Summer School


Apply Now for CIFAR AI Catalyst Grants

The grants will catalyze new research areas, collaborations and new applications in machine learning in science and society at large. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.




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Pan-Canadian AI Strategy

Pan-Canadian AI Strategy

CIFAR leads the Government of Canada’s $125 million Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, in partnership with the AMII, MILA and the Vector Institute.

Learning in Machines & Brains Card

Learning in Machines & Brain

Fellows in CIFAR’s LMB program are among the most influential in the field, and their collaborations continue to contribute to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence.
AI & Society

AI & Society

This CIFAR program examines the ethical, legal, economic and policy issues AI presents for society through workshops, publications, and activities designed to stimulate discussion and guide policy makers.