Artificial intelligence

SCIENCE | Artificial intelligence faces reproducibility crisis

Published: 19Feb2018

At the AAAI meeting, Peter Henderson, a computer scientist at McGill University in Montreal, showed that the performance of AIs designed to learn by trial and error is highly sensitive not only to...

GAZETTE | RBC eyes AI opportunities in Montreal as the banking market changes

Published: 8Feb2018

First launched in Toronto and Edmonton in 2016, Borealis AI is RBC’s AI research lab. The Montreal location will be at the corner of St-Urbain and St-Zotique Sts, where an area formerly dominated...

McGill University’s James Clark and The Palais des congrès de Montréal bring a major AI conference to the city

Published: 24Nov2017

Thanks to the hard work and determination of James J. Clark, a professor at the McGill Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of its Centre for Intelligent Machines, and of...

McGill researcher to head Facebook’s new Montreal AI lab

Published: 15Sep2017

Facebook is opening a new Artificial Intelligence Research Lab in Montreal — FAIR Montreal. This is the company’s first research and development investment in Canada, and only its fourth AI...

Artificial intelligence predicts dementia before onset of symptoms

Published: 22Aug2017

Imagine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. Such prognostic capabilities would give patients and their families time to plan and manage treatment...

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM join forces to set guidelines on future Artificial Intelligence research

Published: 3Oct2016

The end of September saw the formation of a new team of rivals: the Partnership on AI, whose motto is "to benefit people and society". The partnership includes tech giants Amazon, Google and its...

A boost for artificial-intelligence research in Montreal

Published: 18Jan2017

To help spur artificial-intelligence research in Montreal, Microsoft will provide a gift of $1 million to McGill University.

A new research trend? DARPA wants to fund XAI (Explainable Artificial Intelligence)

Published: 18Aug2016

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more integrated in our daily lives: AI agents might decide if you get a bank loan, or if your job application will ever reach human eyes. Not...