AI

Platform built on Rapid Access Cloud is deepening understanding of Canadians’ online mental health

There have been many interesting news stories popping up recently about artificial intelligence (AI) being trained to identify human emotions. Like so much else to do with humans, reading emotions is a nuanced, complicated endeavour, particularly for machines. But the benefits of having technology that can do this are immense — far beyond just creating …

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How Amii plans to build Alberta’s AI and machine learning capabilities

[This blog is adapted from a post that originally appeared on Digital Alberta in February 2019.] In 2018, after eight years with Cybera, our intrepid vice president of technology, John Shillington, stepped away from his role at our organization to pursue new adventures. John has always been on the vanguard of new ideas and digital challenges, …

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Introducing the AI Initiative: Alberta’s Artificial Intelligence Knowledge Source

By Shea Johnson, Founder of the AI Initiative What is the AI Initiative? Borne from the drive to learn more about artificial intelligence, my vision for the AI Initiative is to provide post-secondary students, the general public, and eventually K-12 students with the knowledge and resources to work with AI. Through this vision, I want …

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Explaining the buzz around Artificial Intelligence

Authors: David Ackerman, David Chan, Byron Chu, Preethi Kumar, Barton Satchwill PSSSTTT! In case you missed it, Alberta is a hotbed for global machine learning research. With the recent announcement that DeepMind is opening its first non-UK office in Edmonton (in collaboration with the University of Alberta), it’s clear that our city belongs with Toronto-Waterloo …

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