“We’re building a research program and creating a whole academic program from scratch.” The “we” to which Burgner-Kahrs refers includes her two colleagues, both assistant professors: Florian Shkurti and Animesh Garg.
There are internships. And then there are internships like the one Georges Kanaan was accepted into at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland — an institution that played a pivotal role in putting Apollo astronauts on the moon as well as other historic missions like the New Horizons probe to Pluto, the Curiosity Mars rover and the Hubble Space Telescope.
“What is Canada’s leading city for AI? Who are the top women in FinTech in Canada? How does Ontario help start-ups export to new markets? Robust answers to these questions and more will be accessible 24/7 to anyone using our chatbot website or app anywhere in the world,” said Adjunct Professor Mario Grech, director and co-founder of DCSIL.
Intelligent machines learn about the world through the filters of human language and historical behaviour – meaning they can just as easily absorb humanity’s worst values as they can its best. Assistant Professor Marzyeh Ghassemi andProfessor Emeritus Ronald Baecker talk about the risks and needs.
As advances in AI reach new heights, there are certain traits that AI systems must have if humans are to trust them to make consequential decisions, according to Professor Emeritus Dr. Ronald Baecker at his lecture, “What Society Must Require of AI.”
Assistant Professor Ashton Anderson and undergraduate student Isaac Waller are trying to answer how the nature of our engagement with online communities determines how we’ll behave on those platforms in the future, what kinds of interactions we’ll be part of and what types of information we’ll end up taking away.
Three DCSIL supported teams from U of T will travel to Vancouver for this year's National finals on Saturday, May 28. There are six Canadian teams competing and the winner will advance to the World Finals.
The new U of T chairs – Alán Aspuru-Guzik, David Fleet, Daniel Roy and Bo Wang – join another eight at U of T who were named among the inaugural group last fall and are all associated with the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
“Language is a lens into the mind,” says U of T computer scientist Frank Rudzicz. “How you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, what your cognitive performance is – it’s all revealed through your language.”
Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Hinton has been named one of three recipients of the prestigious A.M. Turing Award – dubbed by some “the Nobel Prize of computing” – for his decades-long work advancing the field of artificial intelligence.
The Association of Computer Machinery, with a membership of more than 100,000, named Toniann Pitassi of the department of computer science in the Faculty of Arts & Science as one of 56 fellows for 2018.
The startup Structura received support from UTEST and the Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab, or DCSIL, and is benefitting from being based at the nexus of the Toronto’s burgeoning innovation ecosystem.
Professor Singh was awarded this prestigious award for his contributions in computer graphics, design and animation and through the creation of commercial software, companies and the Oscar winning animation “Ryan”.
Work at U of T is already demonstrating how advances in machine learning can accelerate gains in health, education, communication and quality of life, as well as the importance of educating students to think about the ethics of the technology.