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AI Seminar Series 2020: Mark Schmidt on Faster Algorithms for Deep Learning

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Seminar is a weekly meeting at the University of Alberta where researchers interested in AI can share their research. Presenters …

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Amii researcher co-awarded $2.5 million to study literacy in a digital and multicultural world

Amii Fellow and Canada CIFAR AI Chair Alona Fyshe has been named a co-recipient of a $2.5 million grant to study literacy in a …

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AI Seminar Series 2020: Scott Niekum on Scaling Probabilistically Safe Learning to Robotics

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Seminar is a weekly meeting at the University of Alberta where researchers interested in AI can share their research. Presenters …

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AI Seminar Series 2020: Lili Mou on Search-Based Unsupervised Text Generation

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Seminar is a weekly meeting at the University of Alberta where researchers interested in AI can share their research. Presenters …

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Postdoc Opportunity: Intelligent Robot Learning (IRL) Lab

The Intelligent Robot Learning (IRL) Lab, affiliated with the University of Alberta and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), has an immediate opening for …

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Tracking Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Alona Fyshe (Amii Fellow and Canada CIFAR AI Chair) has teamed up with Rumi Chunara (New York University), and Daniel Lizotte and Brent Davis …

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CIFAR AI and COVID Catalyst Grants: Managing the Pandemic with AI

Five Amii Fellows were awarded research grants as part of CIFAR’s AI and COVID Catalyst Grants initiative. The CIFAR AI Catalyst Grants Program is …

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Amii at AAMAS 2020: Accepted Papers

Amii is proud to feature the work of our researchers at the 19th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS). Amii supports …

Business

AI is a Big Idea for Energy Futures Lab

Amii Machine Learning Advisor Hossein Shahandeh, also a Fellow of the Energy Futures Lab (EFL), recently spoke to a crowd of nearly 60 attendees …

Community & Events

The Power of Community: Amii Supports CODEVID-19

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is proud to be a supporter of high-impact, community-driven initiatives like CODEVID-19.  “CODEVID-19 has demonstrated the powerful role …

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Amii Researchers dig deep at renowned international conference ICLR 2020

Amii supports cutting-edge research by leveraging scientific advancement into industry adoption, enabling our world-leading researchers to focus on solving tough problems while our teams …

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RL Theory Seminars: bringing theory to the forefront

Amii Fellow and Canada CIFAR AI Chair Csaba Szepesvári has teamed up with Gergely Neu and Ciara Pike-Burke, researchers at the Pompeu Fabra University …

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Media Release: Amii greets community leader Cam Linke as new CEO

EDMONTON, AB (April 15, 2020) – The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) has welcomed Cam Linke to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Over …

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Letter from Amii CEO Cam Linke

Greetings, 2020 holds incredible promise for Amii. We’re focused on inspiring world-changing machine intelligence, for good and for all, through research, advisement, and education.  …

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Recommended Reading: Computers Already Learn From Us. But Can They Teach Themselves?

The world has achieved significant successes by applying supervised learning algorithms to business problems. With these systems often requiring large investments to incorporate human …

Community & Events

Discussions & collaborations: the Pan-Canadian approach to COVID-19

Amii has joined forces with CIFAR, Mila and the Vector Institute to offer a coordinated national approach to the fight against COVID-19. CIFAR, a …

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Alberta lends AI expertise to face global challenges of COVID-19

EDMONTON, AB (April 7, 2020) – The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is contributing artificial intelligence (AI) knowledge and expertise to boost three high-impact …

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Alberta joins global coalition against COVID-19

Amii lends AI expertise to interdisciplinary team As the world continues to adjust to the new normal of the realities of COVID-19, Amii is …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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) …

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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) …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 – …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Meerkat

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …