It was recently announced that four computer scientists from the University of Toronto have been named CIFAR AI Chairs in acknowledgment of their innovative research on artificial intelligence (AI), which could benefit society.
These four scientists are Michael Brudno, David Duvenaud, Rahul G. Krishnan, and Richard Zemel. They work in the department of computer science in the Faculty of Arts & Science and their research extends from streamlining workflows in clinical care settings to automating the design of chemicals.
Moreover, they are also members of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
With this new position, the four scientists are granted five years of dedicated funding to support their research. The program seeks to recruit the world’s leading AI researchers to Canada so as to continue being the foundation of the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy.
As of now, Canada has attracted more than 100 of the world’s top AI researchers from all over the world. This will keep on strengthening Canada’s leadership in responsible AI, as well as reflecting the values of human rights, inclusion, and diversity.