U of T receives Schmidt Futures donation for AI research

Schmidt Futures has announced an investment of $148M into nine universities from around the world for AI research, including the University of Toronto, which was the only Canadian university represented in the network. The investment has established the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, which supports early-career scholars with an annual stipend of $100K, training and workshops, and participation in the Global Meeting Series to promote the adoption of AI in STEM research. The fellowship also seeks to foster connections between scholars trained in AI by providing them with visits to interdisciplinary scientific centres and collaboration opportunities with other participating universities. U of T will host 10 fellows in the first year and 20 every year after and the initiative will be led by senior faculty Dr Alán Aspuru-Guzik and Dr Lisa Strug. Eurekalert| U of T| Forbes Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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