Amii Monthly News - March 2023

Hey there,

This weekend, Amii made history as the first Official AI Partner for the 2023 JUNO Awards in Edmonton.

I had the pleasure of presenting the Juno for Rock Album of the Year at the Opening Night Awards with Fellow and Canada CIFAR AI Chair at Amii Patrick Pilarski, showing off some of the groundbreaking work from the University of Alberta's BLINC Lab.

All last week, we held events to showcase how AI can push forward human creativity in music & sound. Our JUNO Talks series highlighted how machine learning can help us express ourselves, how it can help us heal and how it can help us gather.

I want to thank everyone who came out to attend our JUNO Talks, both in-person and online. And if you missed them, you can still catch the live streams of the event.

The JUNOs were an excellent opportunity to tell the world about the work we're doing here at Amii. And next, we'll bring the world to us as we prepare for UpperBound on May 23-26. We'll have some exciting updates about that in the new future, and you can grab your tickets now.

See you soon,


March Highlights

Industry & Community Updates:

  • We've partnered with Routeique and their client Big Rock Brewery to explore AI-enabled warehouses of the future and tackle supply chain challenges
  • Check out photos of Amii CEO Cam Linke and Amii Fellow and Canada CIFAR AI Chair Patrick Pilarski on stage with a robotic limb to present the Rock Album of the Year Award.
  • We were delighted to host Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez as well as Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance Randy Boissonnault in our events space last week.
  • If you missed the 2022 AI Week Keynote from Amii Fellow and Canada CIFAR AI Chair Jacob Jaremko, you can watch it now. He and Medo AI co-founder Dornoosh Zonoobi discuss how their AI-enabled ultrasound software went from research to a start-up.

Research Updates:

Training Updates:

  • This is your last chance to get 50% off our ML Foundations 1 and 2 courses, thanks to support from Scale AI. Register before March 31.
  • ML Foundations 1 helps you build a working knowledge of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join our next class on April 6.
  • Continue building your knowledge with more technical machine learning topics in ML Foundations 2. Sign up for the April 13 class.
  • Applications are now open for our free ML Exploration course, intended for startups that are interested in learning more about machine learning. Sign up now for the April and May cohorts.

Upcoming Events

March 17, 2023

Google Women Techmakers - International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is Women Techmakers’ largest annual event campaign where Ambassadors host events all around the world during the months of March and April in celebration of this moment. Amii's very own Machine Learning Project Manager, Deborah Akaniru will be speaking at this event.

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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.

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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.


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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