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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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2018 Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School

by CIFAR
Nov 9 / 18

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