The Canada CIFAR AI Chairs Program is the cornerstone program of the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. A total of $86.5 million over five years has been earmarked for this program to attract and retain world-leading AI researchers in Canada. The Canada CIFAR AI Chairs that have been announced to-date are conducting research in a range of fields, from machine learning for health, autonomous vehicles, artificial neural networks, climate change and more.
CIFAR is working with researchers and organizations across the country to support training programs for the next generation of AI researchers at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, with a special focus on programs that advance equity, diversity and inclusion in AI and deliver positive social impact.
CIFAR AI & Society Program brings together experts from across sectors, from industry and government, to law and ethics, to engage in in-depth discussions on some of the most important and timely challenges that AI is posing to society. These include implications it has on the practice of medicine, democracy, climate change, children and other vulnerable groups, and many more.
CIFAR is collaborating on a number of national and international AI policy initiatives toward the responsible, ethical and economic stewardship of AI.