McGill University opened a new AI laboratory in Montreal

McGill University has recently announced the opening of a new artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory in Montreal.

Indeed, the lab, known as the International Laboratory on Learning Systems (ILLS), aims to enhance the acquisition of new theoretical knowledge in the field of AI and help the city become a leader in the field. The initiative is a collaboration between McGill University, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Mila – Quebec AI Institute, France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Université Paris-Saclay, and the École CentraleSupélec.

The lab will then focus on five main research topics: fundamental aspects of AI, sequential (real-time) machine learning, robust autonomous systems, natural language, and speech processing, and possible applications to vision systems, signals, and information processing. It will be working to better understand the capacities of AI and how to achieve its results.

The ILLS will be developing new methodologies and integrating these techniques into machine learning (ML) systems in order to grow Montreal’s global leadership in AI.