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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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How can we teach computers to see?

by CIFAR
Jun 4 / 13
On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, CIFAR Senior Fellow David Fleet (University of Toronto) provided an illustrated talk on the recent advances in artificial intelligence, with a focus on the challenges to programming the perception of motion in computers and what this event reveals about the human brain.