Your Introduction to Amii

Hello Amii! is your introduction to the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute and our Applied Machine Learning team.

Learn how our experts can guide your teams and processes to help propel your business to the next level using machine intelligence. We want to take you beyond small-scale AI projects that will have a local impact in your company and jumpstart your thinking around the ways artificial intelligence and machine learning can help drive the next stage of growth for your business.

Join us at Hello Amii! and discover how our team of expert Machine Learning Advisors can help you gain the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to create a transformational shift in the way your teams think about data and decision making.

Event Information

Register today!

Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Amii HQ
#1101, 10065 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 3B1

Meet the Brightest Minds in Edmonton’s AI Community

Amii’s monthly meetup brings together the brightest minds in Edmonton’s AI community.

Discuss the latest topics in AI and machine learning, learn about the latest tools and techniques in machine learning, discover how companies are using AI to drive value, and network with thought leaders from Amii, local AI companies, service providers, and corporate labs.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from Nadia Ady and Sean Feehanat this AI Meetup. Nadia (from Amii) is an expert on curiosity and Sean is leading the team at Drivewyze as they integrate AI into their fast-growth SaaS business.

Join us for Amii’s monthly AI Meetup and be a part of building Edmonton’s growing AI community!

Event Information

Register today!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Startup Edmonton
#301, 10359 104 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5J 1B9

Make Sense of Machine Learning

Heralded by many as the fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence has inspired countless news articles, novels, and films. With this deluge of information comes hopes and aspirations, fears and misconceptions – some justified and others not.

How can we make sense of it all? 

Join Amii as we pull back the curtain on AI and lay a pragmatic foundation for what AI is, what it isn’t, and how you can begin to think about the place of AI in your business.

Event Information

Register today!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.

Startup Edmonton
#301, 10359 104 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5J 1B9

About DLRL Summer School

Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School brings together graduate students, post-docs and professionals to cover the foundational research, new developments, and real-world applications of deep learning and reinforcement learning. Participants learn directly from world-renowned researchers and lecturers. Related extracurricular activities will include an AI Career Fair, industry and partner-sponsored events, as well as tourism events.

The event is aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and industry professionals who already have some basic knowledge of machine learning (and possibly but not necessarily of deep learning and reinforcement learning) and wish to learn more about this rapidly growing field of research. Participants should have advanced prior training in computer science and mathematics.

The 2019 DLRLSS is hosted by the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR) and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), with participation and support from the Vector Institute and the Institut québécois d’intelligence artificielle (Mila).

Event Information

Applications are now open! Please visit to apply.

July 24 – August 2, 2019
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) has launched applications for the 11th annual Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School, happening July 24 – August 2, 2019 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Hosted in partnership with CIFAR, the Summer School brings together graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and industry professionals to explore the latest AI techniques, build research networks and open collaborative opportunities.

“We’re excited to be hosting this year’s Summer School here in Edmonton and to welcome the future experts of our industry from across the world,” says John Shillington, CEO of Amii. “It’s often a surprise for people to learn that Edmonton is a hub for AI research and home to some of the brightest minds in the field, so we’re thrilled to be able to show the world all the things this unique research community has to offer.”

Over the 10-day intensive program, participants will learn directly from world-renowned AI researchers including Amii’s own Richard Sutton and Martha White and other global leaders like Yoshua Bengio of the University of Montreal. Programming also includes an AI Career Fair and social events, meant to ignite conversations around the major questions across multiple sectors.

“The Summer School has become a beacon for top AI students and experts from around the world,” says Elissa Strome, Executive Director of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy at CIFAR. “We’re excited to showcase what makes Canada a global leader in the field of AI.”

2018 DLRL Summer School
Photo Credit: The Vector Institute and CIFAR

Amii and CIFAR are also pleased to present a new event in coordination with the 2019 Summer School: the Summer Institute on AI Societal Impacts, Governance, and Ethics from July 22 – 23. The Summer Institute will host scholars from a variety of disciplines to examine the societal, governmental, and ethical implications of AI.

The Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School takes place July 24 – August 2, 2019 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and is hosted by Amii and CIFAR, with participation and support from Canada’s other AI hubs: Toronto’s Vector Institute and Mila in Montreal.

Visit to apply and for more information. Follow the conversation through social media channels using the hashtag #DLRLSS2019.

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