By: Jon Farrow
18 Jul, 2019
CIFAR and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) are excited to welcome the brightest minds in artificial intelligence (AI) to Edmonton for the 15th annual CIFAR Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School (DLRLSS).
The event brings together graduate students, post-docs and professionals to cover the foundational research, new developments and real-world applications of deep learning and reinforcement learning. While the Summer School will be taking place at the University of Alberta in Edmonton from July 24 to August 2, 2019, there will be a host of additional events and opportunities for media engagement.
The Summer Institute on AI and Society | July 21 – 24; B-roll & Interviews by Request Only
The inaugural Summer Institute on AI and Society, co-convened by CIFAR, the AI PULSE program at UCLA School of Law, and Amii, takes place prior to the DLRLSS. Experts, grad students and researchers from multiple backgrounds will examine the societal, governmental, and ethical implications of AI through a combination of lectures, panels, and participatory problem-solving.
First Day of Class | July 24 @ 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
PCL Lounge & 1-430, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta
Join the world’s brightest minds in AI as they experience their first day of DLRLSS classes.
Improbotics | July 30 @ 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Myer Horowitz Theatre (8900 114 Street)
This tech-infused improvised comedy show features A.L.Ex. (the Artificial Language Experiment), the first artificial improvisor which uses advanced natural language processing and machine learning. A.L.Ex. will perform alongside University of Alberta Ph.D. graduate Kory Mathewson (Computing Science 2019, Amii) and Rapid Fire Theatre’s top improvisers.
Career Mixer presented by Alberta Innovates | July 31 @ 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Hall D at the Edmonton Convention Centre (9797 Jasper Avenue)
Representatives leading companies including LG, DeepMind, Imperial Oil and Volkswagen; local corporations such as Alberta Innovates, Servus and AltaML; as well as local startups such as Medo.ai, Testfire Labs, CoParenter and Drugbank, will highlight local career opportunities for the world’s top talent.
The Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School is hosted by Amii and CIFAR, with participation and support from Canada’s other AI hubs: Toronto’s Vector Institute and Mila in Montreal. Visit www.dlrlsummerschool.ca for more information.
Primary Media Contact: Spencer Murray, Director of Communications & Public Relations, Amii
t: 587.415.6100 | c: 780.991.7136 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondary Media Contact: Krista Davidson, AI Communications Lead, CIFAR
c: 647.383.7218 | e: email@example.com
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.