Joëlle Pineau awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship


Earlier today, Joëlle Pineau, Associate Professor of the McGill School of Computer Science and current Director of Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) Montreal, was awarded one of six prestigious E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships.

Centre for Intelligent Machines: Over 30 years of AI research


Drone air vehicles, a swimming robot, an app that helps the blind see, an artificial pancreas, a wheelchair that drives itself. These are some examples of the AI and robotic research being done at CIM. McGill has a huge and deep knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics going back to the early 1980s. With 20 professors and 150 graduate students, the Centre for Intelligent Machines draws students and faculty from around the world to McGill.

Inclusivity the watchword for McGill Innovation Week

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The fifth annual McGill Innovation Week, from Nov. 11–18, will showcase the innovations coming from McGill while connecting the University community to the broader Montreal innovation ecosystem.

Doina Precup to head DeepMind’s new AI lab


DeepMind, the AI company famous for its Go-playing AlphaGo program, announced today that it is opening a new research lab to be headed by Doina Precup, a professor at McGill’s School of Computer Science.

Is Artificial Intelligence coming for your job?


Today artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous technology are changing most workplaces and shifting the ground beneath jobs that were once considered stable, with repercussions across all economic sectors. On Oct. 11, Yann LeCun, Director of AI at Facebook will reflect on the future of work and careers in the face of advancing technological capabilities.

Joëlle Pineau to head new Facebook AI (FAIR) lab in Montreal

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Professor Joëlle Pineau of Computer Science is taking charge of the first Facebook Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab in Canada, the second Facebook AI lab outside of the U.S. Pineau is a leading AI researcher at McGill where she co-directs the Reasoning and Learning Lab, and will stay on staff at McGill.

Artificial intelligence predicts dementia before onset of symptoms


Imagine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. Such prognostic capabilities would give patients and their families time to plan and manage treatment and care. Thanks to artificial intelligence research conducted at McGill, this kind of predictive power could soon be available to clinicians everywhere.

Digging into data: Toward a new understanding of the Arts

Entre Nous

A conversation with Professor Andrew Piper about why data science is such a valuable tool for greater understanding in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Using AI and hacking to make the world a better place

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The first-ever McGill Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Hackathon was a big hit. For two days teams of students and members of the community used data sets to try to solve social problems using their tech skills in a two-coding jam session.

AI Summer Lab for women: Sisters are doing it for themselves

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Launching young women into the male dominated world of Artificial Intelligence is the purpose of the first-ever Summer AI Lab organized by McGill’s Innovation Lab, the Reasoning and Learning Lab and innovative Montreal company Maluuba.