Funding is still available
Researchers at the University of Alberta in any discipline are invited to propose projects, grant preparation ideas, and big question events for funding support from AI4Society.
Help our AI4Society Lighting Runners team help sponsor a USchool team to race for plasma car glory and support the UofA's United Way Campaign in the University of Alberta Plasma Car Derby. Any penny counts!
The Plasma Car Derby in support the United Way-UofA Campaign is 100% local. Your support and contribution through the Derby, impacts families RIGHT HERE in the Alberta Capital Region. Help break the cycle
of poverty simply by entering a plasma car team with a charitable donation.
The Senate's USchool Team and our USchool students are special guest participants!
The biennial Computers and Games 2022 conference is a showcase of the latest research in AI applied to games. The conference is online November 22-24. The program features four outstanding keynote speakers:
- Murray Campbell (IBM T.J. Watson) -- The co-author of the Chess-playing program Deep Blue is Edmonton born and University of Alberta educated!
- Matt Ginsberg (Google X) -- The author
of the state-of-the art Bridge and Crossword Puzzle solving programs.
- Tao Qin (Microsoft Research AI4Science) -- He will talk on the deep reinforcement learning used in the world's best Mahjong player.
- Olivier Teytaud (Meta AI Research) -- He is the author of strong Hex and Havannah programs, and will talk about future game AI challenges.
As well we will have sessions with refereed papers.
CIFAR has launched a new call for proposals for our Solution Networks Program under our AI & Society portfolio. Solution Networks are interdisciplinary teams who design, develop and implement a solution to address a challenge around responsible AI development/deployment in a given sector.
This new call launched this month and is focused on the theme of AI for health in Canada. We will be seeking networks that aim to solve challenges and barriers to the adoption of responsible AI within Canadian health systems. These Networks will receive more than $800K over three years, and all
members must be based in Canada.The deadline to submit is November 21, 2022.
Call guidelines (English / French)
Society, Culture and Technology
Ethics and Non-invasive Archaeology in Canada
with William Wadsworth
November 30th, 2022 | Online and in person
Recently, Canadian archaeologists have been called upon by Indigenous communities to provide more expedient and non-destructive heritage management solutions compared to traditional (destructive) archaeology. Although not limited to the geophysical detection of unmarked graves, the recent findings at former Indian Residential Schools have punctuated the urgency for archaeologists to adopt non- or minimally invasive approaches.
Presentation followed by an open conversation.
UoA professors: funding opportunities with MITACS
Are you developing large-scale research, education, and training
collaborations like Mitacs funding?
Mitacs can fund your entire research program (up to 5 years+) through a tailored funding model approach with eligible cash-match partners that can support all your students on single (or multiple) applications, where applicable. An application can have multi-students (named and unnamed spots), multi-professor, multi-academic institution and/or multi-partners.
Globalink Research Award Thematic Call
The call for applications is now open!
Mitacs is pleased to launch another thematic call in cooperation with several of our international partners. This is a competitive call for applications to our Mitacs Globalink Research Award program in all areas of strategic importance for the Canadian and international research communities.
Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor at a university in Canada and an institution affiliated with one of Mitacs’s international partners, senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows included in successful applications will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country. Eligibility criteria may vary between participating international partners.
The themes include but are not limited to the list below. Please note that there is a great deal of scope under the open theme social and scientific innovation, all kind of projects can be submitted under that specific theme:
- Advanced computing (AI and Quantum technologies)
- Clean technologies
- Global Health
- Open theme: Social and scientific innovation
Professors can submit projects by November 25, 2022, at 5p.m. PT.
NRC and CSIRO AI4D PhD Training Opportunity Backgrounder
Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) are developing key initiatives to enable AI assisted scientific discovery. The convergence of high performance computing, large scale data availability, and robustness in AI approaches, including deep learning will enable AI-leveraged discovery and design. AI provides a mechanism to create
better models and representation of reality that can be used to accelerate simulation-based design approaches and this can vastly improve research productivity.
NRC launched the AI4D Challenge Program in 2019 focusing on core AI capability development for faster, real world aligned simulations; understandable models and design and better search of design spaces. The AI4D Challenge program focuses on use cases along three vertical application areas, deep materials science, biological systems and photonics.
CSIRO is Australia’s national Science body. CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. CSIRO’s AI4Design portfolio was started in 2022, and seeks to empower next-generation Australian industry through a combination of reality-coupled models, ML, and advanced AI-based computational design algorithms.
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