Machine Learning

“Rage Against the Machine [Learning]” Hockey vs. Data Science

A strong understanding of math is one skill commonly needed to be a successful data scientist. Some of the most successful data scientists have a vast array of mathematical skills they can use — along with programming expertise — to run a data science project.  Often when Cyberans discuss machine learning and data science with …

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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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Cybera helps oil and gas workers find a new start in data science

When Cybera launched its Data Science Industry Fellowship program, we were amazed by how oversubscribed it quickly became. We expected many post-secondary students or recent grads to apply for the program, which was certainly the case for most of the applicants from Edmonton. What stood out in Calgary was the number of individuals re-tooling their …

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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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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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