UAlberta receives $30M investment from Amii to support 20 AI Research Chairs


The University of Alberta will soon host 20 AI research chairs, thanks to a $30M investment from the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) over five years. The UAlberta researchers supported by the funding will hold co-appointments as Amii Fellows and will be eligible for appointment as Canada CIFAR AI Chairs. “The exponential growth of artificial intelligence is transforming all areas of our society – from energy and food security to healthcare and Indigenous initiatives,” said UAlberta President Bill Flanagan. The funding is part of a research investment from the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy through the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.