Community & Events

Together apart: Lending Amii’s AI expertise to the world’s first pandemic hackathon

Amii has joined the fight against COVID-19 by lending our support and expertise to CODEVID-19. This globally-focused hackathon encourages the rapid creation of tools …

Education

AlbertaWomen.AI in action: an interview with Program Coordinator Destani Engel

On January 14, Amii held the very first session for AlbertaWomen.AI. The program, co-chaired by Bernie Kollman and Yasmin Jivraj, developed and delivered by …

Community & Events

Encouraging diverse voices: AI4Good coming to YEG

Building on the momentum of our recent successful launch of AlbertaWomen.ai, we are pleased to take another step forward in encouraging gender diversity in …

Technical

ML Process Lifecycle – Part 3: Project Expectations vs Reality

We’ve covered what the ML Process Lifecycle (MLPL) is and why it’s important in Part 1, and looked at the framework and its key …

Amii News

Amii mourns tragic plane crash

This week, we lost members of the Amii family. We cannot even begin to express the sadness we feel at this tragic loss of …

Education

Amii Machine Learning Technician Certification launched

In keeping with our goal to grow machine intelligence literacy in Alberta, Amii is pleased to announce the launch of our Machine Learning Technician …

Amii News

Five more Canada CIFAR Chairs in AI appointed

Amii and the University of Alberta (UAlberta) are pleased to welcome five new Canada CIFAR Chairs in AI to our family! Congratulations to Rupam …

Research

Meet Ana, the AI companion counteracting elder loneliness

Meet Ana, the AI companion counteracting elder loneliness Osmar Zaïane, Amii Fellow at the University of Alberta, is leading a team to improve elder …

Technical

ML Process Lifecycle – Part 2: An In-Depth Look

Now that we understand what the ML Process Lifecycle (MLPL) is and why it’s important (if you haven’t yet, read Part 1 here), we …

Technical

ML Process Lifecycle – Part 1: What It Is and Why We Need It

Machine Learning (ML) has been experiencing explosive growth in popularity due to its ability to learn from data automatically with minimal human intervention. As …

Community & Events

Celebrate Edmonton Startup Week with Us

Edmonton Startup Week 2019 is imminent, and we couldn’t be more excited to participate! From October 21 to 25, attend workshops, socials, and events …

Business

Media Release: API and Amii team up as a world leader in drug development and AI

EDMONTON, AB (October 17, 2019) – Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API) and Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) have announced a collaboration via Memorandum of Understanding …

Business

Media Release: AI brings new energy to oil and gas

AI brings new energy to oil and gas Amii and Imperial to collaborate on machine learning for the oilpatch CALGARY, AB (September 27, 2019) …

Business

Media Release: Amii Innovates launches, guides AI adoption in Alberta businesses

Amii Innovates launches, guides AI adoption in Alberta businesses Amii announces first cohort of Innovation Affiliates, unveils program offerings EDMONTON, AB (September 12, 2019) …

Community & Events

Wrapping up an exciting two weeks of AI excellence in Alberta: 2019 DLRL Summer School

Wrapping up an exciting two weeks of AI excellence in Alberta: 2019 DLRL Summer School The 2019 CIFAR Deep Learning & Reinforcement Learning Summer …

Education

Two Coursera AI Specializations launched

Amii is pleased to announce the launch of two massive open online courses (MOOCs) on Coursera! Take top-tier AI courses taught by leaders in …

Amii News

Media Release: DLRL Summer School – World’s Top AI Talent Convenes July 24 – Aug 2

The world’s top AI talent convene in Edmonton for the DLRL Summer School EDMONTON, AB (July 24, 2019) – Classes are now in session …

Research

Greiner Lab seeking Postdoctoral Fellows

The Greiner Lab, within the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) at the University of Alberta, is seeking strong researchers to hire as Postdoctoral Fellows. Postdoctoral …

Amii News

Media Advisory: DLRL Summer School brings global AI experts to Canada

DLRL Summer School brings global AI experts to Canada EDMONTON, AB (July 18, 2019) – The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) and CIFAR are …

Community & Events

COLIEE 2019: Applying AI to legal reasoning

Amii is proud to once again sponsor the Competition on Legal Information Extraction and Entailment (COLIEE). By building a community of practice regarding legal …

Amii News

Amii and the HKAI Lab Launch Alberta-Hong Kong Collaboration

Amii and the Hong Kong AI Lab (HKAI Lab) are pleased to announce an ongoing collaborative relationship between the two AI-focused institutes. The announcement …

Community & Events

Catch us at Inventure$

Inventure$ has arrived! This “unconference,” held from June 5-7 at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, joins together entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, researchers and thought …

Amii News

Amii welcomes two additional Canada CIFAR AI Chairs

Together with the University of British Columbia, Amii is pleased to welcome two additional Canada CIFAR AI Chairs to our family! Congratulations to Mark …

Community & Events

3 must-see Canadian AI events of 2019

Personal assistants. Automation. Smart homes. Hailed by many as the fourth industrial revolution, machine intelligence is bringing remarkable changes everywhere – Canada included. We …

Community & Events

UCLA School of Law professor & co-organizer talks inaugural Summer Institute

CIFAR, the AI PULSE program at UCLA School of Law, and Amii are thrilled to host the inaugural Summer Institute on AI and Society …

Amii News

Summer Institute on AI and Society – July 21-24, 2019

Inaugural Summer Institute explores societal impacts of artificial intelligence What will Artificial Intelligence (AI) mean for society? That’s the question scholars from a variety …

Technical

UAlberta & Amii: New AI & ML Courses

We are incredibly excited to announce three new courses on artificial intelligence and machine learning, co-developed by Amii and the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension! Produced …

Amii News

Interview with Anna Koop: International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated every year on March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of those who …

Amii News

UAlberta Opportunity: Tenure-track and Tenured Professor Position in Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta is inviting applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at all levels, with a …

Amii News

Amii praises renewed Government investment in machine intelligence

Amii is proud to be part of today’s announcement of $100 million in funding from the Government of Alberta to invest in Alberta’s high-tech …

Community & Events

School’s in for summer: Students talk Deep Learning & Reinforcement Learning Summer School 2018

School’s in for summer: Students talk Deep Learning & Reinforcement Learning Summer School 2018 Amii and CIFAR are thrilled to host the Deep Learning …

Amii News

Alberta set to welcome next generation of AI experts

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) has launched applications for the 11th annual Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School, happening July 24 – …

Amii News

Amii welcomes four Canada CIFAR AI Chairs

Together with the University of Alberta (UAlberta) and Simon Fraser University, Amii is pleased to welcome four new Canada CIFAR AI (CCAI) Chairs to …

Amii News

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute appoints John Shillington as CEO

The Board of Directors of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) announced Thursday the appointment of John Shillington as the institute’s first CEO. His …

Research

Adaptive Prosthetics Program

Intelligent Artificial Limbs & Biomedical Devices The Adaptive Prosthetics Program, a collaboration between Amii and the BLINC Lab, is an interdisciplinary initiative focused on real-time …

Research

Arcade Learning Environment

Atari 2600 Platform for General Artificial Intelligence Development The Arcade Learning Environment (ALE) is a software framework designed to facilitate the development and testing of …

Research

Meerkat

Social Network Analysis & Visualization Meerkat is an automated Social Network Analysis (SNA) tool used to analyze, visualize and interpret large or complex networks …

Research

DeepStack

Problem we’re trying to solve For several years, AI researchers have had a number of different techniques for predicting and planning optimal actions in …

Research

Diagnosing Tuberculosis

Problem we’re trying to solve Inexpensive, timely and accurate diagnosis of potential cases of Tuberculosis is of critical importance in regions of the world …

Research

FMRI-based Diagnosis & Treatment

Problem we’re trying to solve Current methods of diagnosing neurological and psychological disorders often rely on the subjective assessment of a patient’s symptoms by …

Research

Patient-Specific Survival Prediction

Problem we’re trying to solve Prognostic modeling is an integral component in the treatment and management of patients. Currently being developed for the field …

Research

Legal Reasoning

Problem we’re trying to solve A great deal of human resources are used in order to prepare for (or render a verdict in) a …

Research

Ana – Automated Nursing Agent

Problem we’re trying to solve Ana, a conversational software agent (ie chatbot), is designed to converse with the elderly living at home to answer …

Research

Advanced Analytics for Curling

Problem we’re trying to solve The Computer Curling Research Group focuses on deep analytics for the sport of curling for player analysis and system …

Research

Intelligent Diabetes Management

Problem we’re trying to solve The current method of determining insulin dosages requires a patient to manually track their insulin levels multiple times a …

Amii News

IBM and University of Alberta publish new data on machine learning algorithms to help predict schizophrenia

(Amii’s Russ Greiner is part of a team of researchers from the University of Alberta and IBM who are using machine learning to help predict …

Amii News

A Meeting of World-Leading AI Research Minds

UAlberta Expertise Brings DeepMind Lab to Edmonton In an historic move for the AI community, one of the world’s leading AI research companies, DeepMind, …

Amii News

Canada Bolsters Funding for Artificial Intelligence Recruitment, Training

UAlberta to Push Critical Areas of Research for the Future of All Canadians EDMONTON (March 23, 2017)—In a move that will boost artificial intelligence …

Amii News

DeepStack: Expert-Level Artificial Intelligence in Heads-Up No-Limit Poker

Skill Trumps Luck: DeepStack the First Computer Program to Outplay Human Professionals at Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker EDMONTON (March 2, 2017)—A team of …

Amii News

RBC Research Engages Top Machine Learning Experts to Bring Reinforcement Learning to the Forefront of Banking

TORONTO, January 18, 2017 — Following recent investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, RBC today announced Dr. Richard S. Sutton, one of …

Technical

The Success of DQN Explained by “Shallow” Reinforcement Learning

Part of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, Marlos C. Machado is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the University of Alberta’s Department of Computing …

Business

Machine Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

What is Machine Intelligence? Existing at the intersection of machine learning and artificial intelligence, machine intelligence is advanced computing that enables a machine to …

Amii News

From AICML to Amii

Introducing Amii We’re thrilled to introduce you to Amii, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, a world-leading team of machine intelligence researchers housed at the …