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Amii Presents AI Week in Celebration of 20 Years of Alberta’s AI leadership

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The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) has announced plans for the inaugural AI Week presented by Amii, a four-day celebration of Alberta’s 20-year history of excellence in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The event will run from May 24-27, 2022 in Edmonton with a mix of in-person, hybrid and digital first offerings. With programming for all audiences, the event marks Amii’s 5th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Amii research centre at the University of Alberta. For updates and announcements, join the AI Week Insiders List at https://www.amii.ca/ai-week.

“Alberta has long been a destination for the world’s top minds in artificial intelligence and machine learning,” says Richard S. Sutton, Amii’s Chief Scientific Advisor and an AI pioneer in the subfield of reinforcement learning. “Thanks to forward-thinking investments by the Government of Alberta and the University of Alberta, we have the world’s best talent at our doorstep, and businesses around the world are taking note. AI Week will put a spotlight on the past 20 years of excellence – and more importantly – propel us into the next 20 years of economic growth and scientific advancement.”

With events hosted at a variety of locations across Edmonton, AI Week presented by Amii will showcase Alberta’s place as a leader in artificial intelligence and serve as a launching pad for Amii’s vision for the future of Alberta’s economy. The multi-day event will also highlight the province’s long-standing history of excellence in AI, bringing together global experts in the field alongside some of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking businesses.

The inaugural celebration will feature a variety of events and programming focused around AI and machine learning. Audiences of all ages will have an opportunity to connect with AI leaders in research and industry, explore the promise and possibilities of the technology and even immerse themselves in the science of AI and machine learning. With something for experts and beginners alike, events and activations include:

  • Keynotes, presentations and informal talks for a range of knowledge levels

  • Academic symposium highlighting Alberta’s AI research excellence

  • AI talent mixer connecting job seekers with potential employers

  • K-12 sessions exploring future careers in AI

  • Community events series organized by partner organizations

  • Socials, mixers, networking events, and more

“Over the past 20 years, we’ve invested in Alberta’s world-class AI community in order to secure our province’s role as leaders in the global future economy,” says Cam Linke, Amii CEO. “We’re thrilled to present AI Week to celebrate the successes of the past two decades and launch our bold vision for Alberta’s future. There is a massive opportunity for AI and machine learning to drive the diversification of our economy and accelerate competitive advantages for businesses right here in Alberta.”

“We’ve built the foundations, and now’s the time for us all to move forward together into a prosperous future.”

AI Week presented by Amii will take place from May 24 to 27, 2022 at a range of venues across Edmonton. This year will mark the inaugural year of what will become an annual celebration of Alberta’s AI community. Stay up-to-date on announcements and programming by joining the AI Week Insiders List at https://www.amii.ca/ai-week.

About Amii

One of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, Amii (the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) is an Alberta-based non-profit institute that supports world-leading research in artificial intelligence and machine learning and translates scientific advancement into industry adoption. Amii grows AI capabilities through advancing leading-edge research, delivering exceptional educational offerings and providing business advice – all with the goal of building in-house AI capabilities. For more information, visit amii.ca.

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