Building off its recent investments in the Canadian artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem, Borealis AI today announced it is expanding its network of labs across Canada into Vancouver. The new research centre will focus on computer vision, a subfield of machine learning that trains computers to see, process and understand the visual world. It is expected to open in the fall of this year.
The Northern Frontier: In Conversation with Prof. Marcus Brubaker Welcome to Northern Frontier, our video interview series that showcases in-depth and engaging conversations with some of the brightest academic minds in AI research today. In our third instalment, we met up with Prof. Marcus Brubaker, assistant professor of computer science at York University and [...]
Canada’s “Big Three” AI cities (Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton) have dominated headlines for the past year. But with our country's reputation for academic excellence in machine learning research, it was only a matter of time before a new crop of technical towns emerged.
We met up with Prof. Jackie Cheung, assistant professor of computer science at McGill University and natural language processing expert, to see what's happening in his field, some common misconceptions about NLP, and why he believes having the right definition for a problem is more important than solving an ill-defined problem itself.