UBC computer scientists receive prestigious AI research funding

August 27, 2019 – Four scientists from the University of British Columbia, as well as 13 scholars from other Canadian universities, were appointed as Canada-CIFAR AI Chairs. This program, supported by $86.5 million from the Government of Canada over five years, allows researchers to develop innovative projects and train future Canadian leaders in artificial intelligence (AI).

Dr. Elissa Strome, Executive Director of the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, noted that Canada is the first country to adopt a national AI strategy, making it a leader in the field of machine learning. Canada supports international students that are interested in the artificial intelligence field through organizations like CIFAR, Canadian universities, as well as the three national AI institutes in Edmonton, Quebec and Toronto.

Read the article from the University of British Columbia: Four UBC researchers appointed to Canada-CIFAR AI chairs.