December News: AI and the Future of Food

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Hey there,

One of the things that drives us here at Amii is helping achieve the potential that artificial intelligence has to help fuel breakthroughs in new scientific domains. 

That’s why we’re excited to announce a research collaboration with New Harvest to explore the applications of AI and machine learning in cellular agriculture. 

We’re eager for this partnership to drive forward both AI and the science behind making animal products from cell cultures rather than traditional ranching and animal husbandry. That could have enormous implications for creating a safer, more sustainable food industry. 

It’s an exciting way to cap off what has been a very busy year at Amii. Speaking of which, we’re taking some time this month to look back at some of our favourite moments of 2022. So, check out our social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram), where we’ll be sharing “The Best of Amii 2022” until the end of December. 

It’s been inspiring to see all the enthusiasm and vibrance in the AI community this year. I’m looking forward to everything that 2023 will bring — especially when we all get together for Upper Bound, May 23 - 26. Can’t wait to see you there!

Until then, I hope everyone has a safe and fantastic holiday season, and we’ll see you in the new year.

See you soon,

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December Highlights

Industry & Community Updates:

Research Updates:

Training Updates:

  • Our friends at Scale AI are offering a special grant to anyone eligible to work in Canada. Get 50% off the registration fee for our ML Foundations classes from now until March 31!
  • Registration is open for ML Foundations 1, a crash course in AI & machine learning. Sign up now for the Jan. 19 class!
  • Build on that knowledge with a more technical focus in ML Foundations 2. Sign up for the Jan. 26 class.
  • Develop your ML expertise in 9 weeks with the ML Technician Certification Course with a combination of on-demand lessons, live online classes and a collaborative project. Applications are open until Jan. 31 -- apply before the end of the year to get 20% off!

Upcoming Events

March 17 - 18, 2023YYC 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's very own Associate Machine Learning Scientist, Atefeh Shahroudnejad will be speaking about computer vision and medical imaging.

Learn more

Career Opportunities

  • Want to help you’ll help connect Amii with ambitious companies looking to push boundaries with AI? We're looking for a Marketing Specialist to join our Marketing & Communications team. Applications close Jan. 4.
  • 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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