We began in 2002 as the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Machine Learning (AICML), a joint effort between the Government of Alberta and the University of Alberta (UAlberta).
Originally funded through the Alberta Ingenuity Fund, the research centre soon became known as the Alberta Innovates Centre for Machine Learning after being brought under the umbrella of Alberta Innovates. In 2017 the centre rebranded as Amii, becoming part of the $125 million CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy and launching as a not-for-profit in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown core.
Over its eighteen-year history, and thanks to forward-looking investments by Alberta Innovates and the Government of Alberta, Amii has built a world-class team of researchers at the University of Alberta and affiliated institutions.
Since our inception, we have increased research capacity in AL/ML nearly five-fold, starting with four co-founding members at the University of Alberta and now funding the research of 26 Fellows (including five Canada CIFAR AI Chairs) and three Canada CIFAR AI Chairs at universities across Western Canada.