IBM invests to strengthen research and innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador; a framework to deepen links between the NRC and Canada’s AI research and industry ecosystem, an energy hub to connect modellers and policymakers, and more.
Organization: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
Ontario invests to attract and retain research talent, UOttawa launches the first Canadian research centre dedicated to studying Black health in Canada, Montreal’s BrainBox AI goes home a winner from COP26, and more.
Dr. Alan Bernstein to forgo third term leading CIFAR, Nikean Foundation gift marks largest contribution towards psychedelic science and research in Canada, Bruce Power takes the next step towards new isotope production, and more.
The Government of Canada invests $8.6 million towards applied genomics research with another $17.8 million from its partners, Protein Industries Canada funds three plant-based protein projects, the death of renowned Alberta ecologist Dr. David Schindler, and more.
Canadian policymakers have been very influential in promoting responsible artificial intelligence (AI) globally, according to experts participating in the third annual AICan meeting. But as the development, deployment and use of autonomous systems accelerates, Canada urgently needs new laws and regulations to ensure they benefit everyone.
As Canada weighs the deployment of contact-tracing applications to harness the COVID-19 pandemic, experts weigh in on what it will take to do it right.
CIFAR announced its new portfolio of international and interdisciplinary research programs, including four new programs and nine renewed or continuing programs.
CIFAR added 17 new members to its AI Chairs program, bringing the number from 29 to 46. A third announcement later this year will bring the total to around 60. CIFAR also announced four new additions to its portfolio of interdisciplinary research programs. – BetaKit The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are…
The Quebec Institute of Artificial Intelligence (Mila) officially opened its new premises in a converted textile factory in Montreal, alongside other key players in the local AI ecosystem.
Financial incentives go a long way, but they’re not the only solution to talent retention.