Amii Monthly News - January 2023

Hey there,

We’re passionate about how artificial intelligence can help us do the important things — like stay connected to each other. 

That’s why we’re excited to announce a partnership with Telus to use AI and machine learning to strengthen Canada’s communications infrastructure. Over the next five years, Amii and Telus will work together to develop AI technologies that can help manage the country’s complex network infrastructure.

These AI tools will help predict and react to events, which will reduce outages and help us all stay connected.

This collaboration shows that Telus sees the way artificial intelligence can change the way that we communicate and do business. But it isn’t just big companies that benefit from adopting AI — organizations of all sizes can use it to enhance their work. 

It can be intimidating to take that plunge into AI adoption. That’s one of the things we can help with. Get in touch with us. We can help you learn about the potential of AI, and figure out if it can be a solution for you. 

See you soon,


January Highlights

Industry & Community Updates:

  • Using artificial intelligence to build a more resilient communications network: Amii and Telus have partnered on a five-year project to investigate whether AI can be used to manage Canada's increasingly-complex network infrastructure. 
  • Let Amii help you solve your business problems using artificial intelligence. Get in touch with our Partnership Team before February 4 to scope out your AI solution — the NRC's Industrial Research Assistance Program is covering up to 80% of the cost for a limited time.
  • Two Amii Fellows and Canada CIFAR AI Chairs made World Summit AI's Top 50 Innovators of 2022. Congrats to Mo Chen and Matthew E. Taylor!
  • Using AI to tackle a commercial pilot shortage — learn more about how machine learning can help make flight training faster and more efficient
  • Applications are open for the 2023 AI4Good Lab summer cohort. The 7-week program helps women+ build their own machine learning projects for the public good. Apply by Jan 31.
  • Learn more about Canada's AI Vision and how Amii, Mila and the Vector Institute are part of it. Read this Q&A with CIFAR's Elissa Strome on the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy

Research Updates:

Training Updates:

  • "The world is kind of turning towards AI and ML." Read Vidya Raja's experience with Amii's ML Technician Certificate and how it helped her build the AI skills she needs for the future. 
  • Registration for our ML Foundations 1 and 2 classes is 50% off until the end of March thanks to support from Scale AI
  • ML Foundations 1 helps you build a working knowledge of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join our next class on January 19.
  • Continue building your knowledge with more technical machine learning topics in ML Foundations 2. Sign up for the January 26 class.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 27, 2023

WaiSymposium 2023

Women in AI Canada is kicking off the year with an AI Symposium aimed to showcase some of the recent advancements in AI research and address challenges researchers face.

Amii Associate Machine Learning Scientist Sahir presents; we'll also be at the career fair!

More details

March 17 - 18, 2023

YYC Data Con 2023

This March, over 700 people will join YYC Data Con, a data convention organized by the YYC Data Society for the data community. Experts will be sharing their years of knowledge, strategies and insight.

Amii Associate Machine Learning Scientist Atefeh Shahroudnejad presents on computer vision and medical imaging.

Learn more

Career Opportunities

  • Amii is looking for a Project Manager. If you have experience planning and delivering on large-scale IT projects, be sure to apply before the January 22 closing.
  • The Marketing and Communications team is looking for a Brand Marketing Associate. If you want to apply your passion for social media to our channels, apply by January 27.
  • Join Amii's HR team as our new Human Resources Business PartnerApply before January 23.
  • The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta is looking for two Assistant Professor positions in the broad area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  • Apply for a postdoc position with Amii Fellow Russ Greiner on a project to develop tools that apply statistical analysis and machine learning to determine a characteristic structure within multiple early warning signals driven by a disease outbreak.
  • The Greiner Lab at the University of Alberta and Amii are looking for a talented, knowledgeable and ambitious candidate for a 2-year post-doctoral fellow position in machine learning.

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