McGill, UQAM launches new joint chair in animal welfare, artificial intelligence


McGill University and the Université du Québec à Montréal have launched the new Research and Innovation Chair in Animal Welfare and Artificial Intelligence (WELL-E), a five-year initiative linking animal welfare and profitability on dairy farms. The research team will use artificial intelligence to detect changes in the cows’ welfare, which in turn will provide dairy farmers with the information they need to improve and extend the lives of their livestock. WELL-E will be piloted on two farms and then expanded to more than 100 farms across Québec and Ontario. The chair will be co-led by McGill Department of Animal Science Professor Elsa Vasseur and UQAM Department of Computer Science Professor Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo.

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