The Canada CIFAR AI Chairs program is the cornerstone program of the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. A total of $86.5 million has been earmarked for this program.
The goal of the Canada CIFAR AI Chairs Program is to recruit and retain in Canada some of the world’s leading researchers in AI and provide them with long-term, dedicated research funding to support their research programs, and help them train the next generation of AI leaders.
The Canada CIFAR AI Chairs are pioneering research in a range of fields, from drug discovery and machine learning for health, autonomous vehicles, materials discovery, human-AI interaction, natural language prediction, and more.
CIFAR and the AI Institutes - Amii in Alberta, Mila in Montréal, and Vector Institute in Toronto - have named 80 Canada CIFAR AI Chairs.