Amii Monthly News - November 2023

Hey there,

We've seen a seismic shift in the AI landscape in the past year: new technologies, new experiences, and new approaches to how AI will transform our world. And Amii has been a global leader in the conversation on how AI will change our world and how AI advancement can be for good and for all.

We just released our annual Impact Report. It covers 12 exciting trends we've seen over the last year and Amii's influence in those areas. You can see the work we've done in pushing forward ethical AI, helping industries adopt machine learning, and expanding AI Literacy.

While we've seen enormous positive impacts from AI already, it is just the beginning. It's never been a better time to invest in AI. That's why I'm even more excited for what Amii has planned for the future.

We're recruiting the world's top AI researchers for 20 new faculty positions at the University of Alberta to advance interdisciplinary AI research. This includes using machine learning in quantum physics, Indigeneity, and biophysics.

I'm very proud of the work we've accomplished over the past year, and I look forward to everything the next year has to offer.

See you soon,

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November Highlights

Community & Industry Updates:

Research Updates:

Training Updates:

  • ML Foundations 1 is your way to get a basic, high-level understanding of what’s important and relevant in machine learning. Sign up for our Dec. 7 course.
  • Then expand on that knowledge with ML Foundations 2, where you'll be introduced to tools, strategies and knowledge regarding data and ML. The next session is on Dec. 14.
  • Learn about the essential ethics considerations for organizations using artificial intelligence in our new AI Ethics 1 and AI Ethics 2 courses. Applications are now open for the next round of sessions.

AI Interdisciplinary Research

Join one of the country’s largest centres for fundamental AI research! The University of Alberta is hiring tenure-track faculty to explore how artificial intelligence can push the boundaries of interdisciplinary research across fields such as AI in drug discovery, remote sensing and agriculture.

Successful candidates will become an Amii Fellow and will be eligible for a Canada CIFAR AI Chair nomination.

Upcoming Events

natHACKS 2023: Reimagining What a Hackathon Can Be

Nov. 16 - 18, 2023

Amii is a proud supporter and partner of natHACKS 2023, Alberta’s biggest hackathon! Spanning over three weeks and culminating in a 64-hour hackathon weekend beginning November 16, 2023, natHACKS will combine extensive skills training, hands-on learning, and networking opportunities. This hybrid event will have in-person hubs in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge.

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IoT North Conference

Nov. 21 - 22, 2023

Celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in tech, IoT North Conference hosts a powerful gathering of the IoT Ecosystem, including leaders from industry, entrepreneurs, government, academia, and the investment community. Amii's own Russ Erickson will provide valuable insight into how AI is transforming all industries.

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Equity in Motion Episode 2: WAVE Presents a Panel Discussion on STEM

Nov. 29, 2023

This panel discussion brings a diverse range of perspectives, experiences, and expertise to the table, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and possibilities in promoting a more equitable society through STEM. Stephanie Enders (Amii's VP, Product) discusses how to foster a more inclusive and equitable future where STEM serves as a force for positive transformation.

Register today

Career Opportunities

Keep up-to-date on all of our open postings on our Career Opportunities page.

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