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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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Our Musical Brain Closing Performance

by CIFAR
Jul 27 / 16
The Gryphon Trio performs along with a digital representation of an EEG feed from an audience member at LIVELab as they listened to Beethoven's Archduke Trio.

Digital piece created by artist Jacques Collin and McMaster LIVELab Technician Dave Thompson.