Our story

One of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, we're an Alberta-based non-profit institute that supports world-leading research in artificial intelligence and machine learning and translates scientific advancement into industry adoption.

Our Purpose

Artificial intelligence for good and for all.

Our mission is to make artificial intelligence and machine learning the primary drivers of sustainable growth for Alberta’s economy – through great research, advisement and education.

As one of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, we're an Alberta-based non-profit institute that supports world-leading research in artificial intelligence and machine learning and translates scientific advancement into industry adoption. We grows AI capacity through advancing leading-edge research, delivering exceptional educational offerings and providing business advice – all with the goal of building in-house AI capabilities

Our Values

  • Collegiality: Work independently and collectively for the team
  • Passionate Curiosity: Seek deeper understanding and celebrate discovery
  • Enable Impact: Act with intention that creates positive change
  • Scientific Excellence: Advance the world’s knowledge with diligence and rigour
  • Conscientiousness: Address hard questions to do the right thing

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Origin Story

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.

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