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.
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