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AICan 2021

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Join us for AICan 2021, the third annual meeting  of the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. This year’s virtual symposium will include special content for the public, and is open to trainees (undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral level), researchers, and thought leaders across all disciplines, sectors and industries. There will be a dedicated program during the week for Canadian-based trainees, and a scientific workshop for Canada CIFAR AI Chairs. 

Our public program will include:

  •  A special announcement of the Canada CIFAR AI Chairs Program;
  • A panel discussions on AI Research for Good and Canada’s leadership in AI policy; and,
  • A 3-Minute Impact Competition, to showcase some of our amazing trainee

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Public Program – Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

The event will include a special announcement of the 2021 cohort of Canada CIFAR AI Chairs, as well as the latest advances in Canadian AI research and responsible AI from world-leading AI researchers and experts.

Trainee Program: Supporting the Next Generation – Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Please join us for a dedicated day for trainees to virtually network, attend sessions with top AI scientists, and participate in a career development panel.  Details and program to be announced soon.

Are you an AI or computer science  trainee at a Canadian academic institution? CIFAR is accepting submissions for its AICan 3-Minute-Impact Competition. Visit the registration page to learn more.

Canada CIFAR AI Chairs Program – Thursday & Friday, Jan. 21-22, 2021

This is a closed workshop for Canada CIFAR AI Chairs. Programming will include panels and roundtable discussions on the latest AI research themes, including health, climate/energy, advances in deep learning and reinforcement learning, robotics, natural language processing, and more.

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CIFAR’s leadership of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy is funded by the Government of Canada, with support from Facebook and the RBC Foundation.


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