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Discussions & collaborations: the Pan-Canadian approach to COVID-19

Amii has joined forces with CIFAR, Mila and the Vector Institute to offer a coordinated national approach to the fight against COVID-19.

CIFAR, a Canadian-based global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity, has activated the anchor institutes of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy through a number of initiatives, task forces, and funding opportunities:

International Roundtables 

Cam Linke, Amii CEO, is participating in ongoing International Roundtables on AI and COVID-19 with a focus on data access and sharing. Reports from the discussions can be found at cifar.ca/action-on-covid19.

Research Funding

Amii Fellows are actively applying for targeted CIFAR funding for AI and COVID-19 interdisciplinary research collaborations to support innovating, high-risk/high-reward ideas and projects. 

AI Against COVID-19

In addition, AI Against COVID-19 Canada is a special task force aiming to map and coordinate AI projects in Canada that can contribute to solve the COVID-19 outbreak and limit its impact on society.

The task force is led by a community of researchers from CIFAR, Mila, the Vector Institute, and Amii. This site is an information-sharing platform and its goal is to stimulate new collaborations and data sharing among the institutes and external collaborators.

For more information, visit ai-against-covid.ca.


Read more about Amii’s commitments to the global fight against COVID-19.