Canadian university leading the way in  artificial intelligence with new institute developments

May 25, 2017 – The Vector Institute, an independent non-profit institution affiliated with the University of Toronto, in the Canadian province of Ontario, will focus on deep learning processes and their applications to artificial intelligence (AI) advancement.

Hiring approximately 25 new faculty and research scientists, as well as affiliating with hospitals and various tech companies, the institute plans to lead the charge in AI development in Canada.

The institute’s goal is to create more trained experts, and to feed that expertise into existing Canadian companies and startups.

"We hear from the community that Canada is a beacon, a beacon for openness and diversity, but also for our respect for research, science, and evidence-based decision making," said Kirsty Duncan, the Canadian federal minister for science.

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