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CAIDA Celebrates New CIFAR AI Chair Appointments at UBC

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June 11, 2021

The CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy recently appointed five new Canada CIFAR AI Chairs, two of which are UBC faculty: CAIDA member Danica Sutherland and Mijung Park.  The Canada CIFAR AI Chairs program is designed to help support the adva...

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Cristina Conati has Paper Accepted by the Artificial Intelligence Journal

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April 20, 2021

CAIDA member Dr. Cristina Conati, alongside fellow researchers Oswald Barral, Vanessa Putnam, and Lea Rieger, has had a paper accepted to the Artificial Intelligence Journal. The Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) is the most prestigi...

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Dr. Kevin Leyton-Brown: AI for Social Good

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November 17, 2020

CAIDA Director, Dr. Kevin Leyton-Brown, is known for his work on AI & Game Theory: a sub-sector that uses artificial intelligence to provide a computational approach to analyze situations where there are competing factors and players...

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NeurIPS 2020 Accepted Papers

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September 28, 2020

This year marks the 34th annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems: a workshop and conference hosted by the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation that is more casually referred to as NeurIPS.  While this year’...

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ICML 2020 Accepts 7 Papers by CAIDA Members

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July 14, 2020

The thirty-seventh International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) has selected 7 papers by CAIDA members for this year’s conference, occurring virtually from July 12th - 18th, 2020.  Supported by the International Machine Learning S...

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CAIDA Members Awarded CIFAR Catalyst Grant

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June 18, 2020

CAIDA members Frank Wood (Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Mila), Benjamin Bloem-Reddy, Alexandre Bouchard, and Trevor Campbell have been awarded the CIFAR Catalyst Grant for their project “Planning as Inference in Epidemiological Dynamics Models ...

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AI Brings Gaming Visuals to the Next Level

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May 28, 2020

Electronic Arts (EA) have partnered with researchers at UBC, including CAIDA member Michiel van de Panne, to use artificial intelligence (AI) to speed video game development and make visuals more lifelike.  Usually, video game developer...

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AI and Handheld Ultrasound Scanners Accelerate COVID-19 Diagnosis

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May 27, 2020

UBC researchers, and CAIDA members, Dr. Robert Rohling, Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi, and Dr. Teresa Tsang, alongside Dr. Oron Frenkel, have integrated portable, handheld ultrasounds scanners with artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate COV...

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A Chemist’s Guide to Self-Automation—The Hein Lab Takes on Lithium

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May 22, 2020

Lithium is a finite resource, but our need for it has never been greater.  Lithium batteries are used in everything from your smart phones to electric vehicles. Unfortunately, the very high lithium purity required for batteries is challe...

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Accelerating materials research with flexible automation and AI

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May 13, 2020

A paper published today (May 13, 2020) in Science Advances ( presents Ada, the world’s first artificially-intelligent self-driving laboratory for the discovery of thin-film materials....

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