Pan-Canadian AI Strategy
CIFAR is fuelling AI research and innovation.
In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead a $125 million Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world’s first national AI strategy.
CIFAR works in close collaboration with Canada’s three national AI Institutes — Amii in Edmonton, Mila in Montreal, and the Vector Institute in Toronto, as well as universities, hospitals and organizations across the country.
The Pan-Canadian AI Strategy is supported by Facebook, the Government of Canada, and RBC Foundation
The Pan-Canadian AI Strategy strengthens Canada’s leadership in AI.
CIFAR’s leadership of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy is funded by the Government of Canada, with support from Facebook and the RBC Foundation.
Attract and retain world-class AI researchers by increasing the number of outstanding AI researchers and skilled graduates in Canada.
Foster a collaborative AI ecosystem by establishing interconnected nodes of scientific excellence in Canada’s three major centres for AI: Edmonton, Montreal, and Toronto.
Advance national AI initiatives by supporting a national research community on AI through training programs, workshops, and other collaborative opportunities.
Understand the societal implications of AI by developing global thought leadership on the economic, ethical, policy, and legal implications of advances in AI.
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We are committed to building local and regional AI ecosystems, supporting AI talent and training, fostering collaboration, and understanding the societal implications of AI.
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CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy
MOU between CIFAR, the National Research Council of Canada and Canada’s three national AI institutes opens doors to collaboration across sectors
CIFAR, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), and Canada’s three national AI institutes (Amii, Mila and the Ve...May 25, 2022
CIFAR and Mila name five new Canada CIFAR AI Chairs
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Artificial intelligence provides sustainable solutions for clean drinking water in rural community
"This project is about using AI to provide safe, fresh drinking water for rural communities."November 29, 2021
Reducing discrimination and bias in AI: Q&A with Golnoosh Farnadi
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Equity, diversity and inclusion in AI climate change research
David Rolnick and Tami Vasanthakumaran share their insights on equity, diversity and inclusion.October 15, 2021
Predicting the perfect storm
AI researcher Samira Kahou is using AI for disaster responseOctober 05, 2021
World’s premier AI training program welcomes 300 students from around the world
DLRL Summer School attracts hundreds of applicants from more than 56 countries.July 26, 2021
Irina Rish wants to solve one of AI’s biggest challenges
Her research will enable machines to learn new knowledge more efficiently.July 21, 2021
AI talent in Western Canada grows
Five new Canada CIFAR AI Chairs will advance fundamental AI research and boost industry innovation.June 09, 2021
CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.