Amii Monthly News - April 2023

It's almost time for Upper Bound!

We're just over a month away from welcoming top AI researchers, students and industry leaders to Edmonton, May 23-26. 

Upper Bound is an opportunity to explore the scientific advances and industry applications that are changing the world of artificial intelligence. And we want you to be a part of it!

Tickets are on sale right now. Whether you're a pro or just starting out on your AI journey, Upper Bound is a chance to connect with some of the brightest minds in the field over four days: packed with engaging talks, our scientific symposium, demonstrations, social meet-ups and more! We're still adding more events to our schedule, so be sure to check back often.

We've still got some space for community events during the conference - help us show off Edmonton's vibrant AI ecosystem. You can find out more details about becoming an event partner here.

Last year's inaugural event was a huge success. And we're planning for this year's Upper Bound to be even bigger and better.

Hope to see you there!

See you soon,


April Highlights

Industry & Community Updates:

Research Updates:

  • Do language models like ChatGPT "understand" language? Amii Fellow and Canada CIFAR AI Chair Alona Fyshe gave a TED Talk in NYC on that question.
  • Fyshe also talked about using insights from studying the human brain to build better AI in a keynote at last year's AI Week. You can see that full speech here.
  • Are you ready for the AI revolution? Watch Richard Sutton's 2022 AI Week keynote on how we can keep our eyes on the prize of understanding intelligence. 
  • In this month's AI Seminars, Yuqiao Wen presents f-Divergence Minimization for Sequential Knowledge Distillation. And Khurram Javed talks about promising solution methods for RL in big worlds.

Training Updates:

  • ML Foundations 1 teaches you a basic, high-level understanding of what’s important and relevant in the world of machine learning. Join our next class on May 4.
  • ML Foundations 2 continues to build on that knowledge by introducing you to tools, strategies and knowledge regarding data and ML. Sign up for the May 11 class.

Upcoming Events

April 26 - 27, 2023

Toronto Womxn in Data Science Conference & Awards

Hear from womxn in academia, industry, government, and start-ups about how they apply data science to their work and their career journeys at this two-day event. Their goal is to ease the gap to help you see yourself in this field, arm you with new knowledge and developments in the field and celebrate exceptional experts. Amii's very own Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Sandra Zilles will be speaking at this prestigious event.

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April 26, 2023

Auroralinx Tech Collective April Meet-Up

Calling all tech enthusiasts!

CNC and Auroralinx (formerly known as Prince George Technology Group) have planned a free evening of networking, collaborating and learning from industry experts in the field of AI and Blockchain. Join this gathering of like-minded people who are passionate about technology in the North!

Make sure to catch Amii's own Russ Erickson discussing Alberta's Accelerating Machine Learning Innovation.

Learn more

April 26 - 27, 2023

Alberta Technology Symposium

Join the Canadian Blockchain Consortium for the Alberta Technology Symposium, a two-day exploration of our province’s emerging tech companies, organizations and solutions. Be sure to catch Amii's own David Chan on a panel discussing Alberta's Accelerating Machine Learning Innovation.

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