Who we are
AI4Society is one of the five Signature Areas of Research and Teaching of the University of Alberta, and is focused on Artificial Intelligence, its applications, and its transformative role for our society.
Over the past 30 years, the University of Alberta has been consistently ranked as one of the top three institutions worldwide for AI research and is a lead player in Canada’s national AI strategy. Building on this recognition, the goal of AI4Society is to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives in this field. AI4Society provides continuing institutional leadership by developing and coordinating innovative training programs and representing the institution in new initiatives with public, private, and international partners.
Amplify the AI-related research activities of the University of Alberta community.
Build learning capacity in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science.
Cultivate pathways of engagement with the community at large.
225 Researchers – 11 Faculties – 87 International institutes – 45 projects – 65 events
Learn more about what we have done for the AI Research Community in 2021 and 2022!
2022 – FEATURED LINKS
A multidisciplinary team working on different projects that include psychiatry, pathology detection, artificial intelligence, and more.
Dr. Eleni Stroulia
Professor – Computing Science
Acting Vice Dean, Faculty of Science
Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell
Professor – Philosophy / Digital Humanities Director – Kule Institute for Advanced Study
Dr. Nicolás Arnáez
Faculty of Arts – Music Department
Find an Expert
Look for a researcher that works on artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science in a specific field.
Simply type a keyword below and you will find all the AI4Society members working in that area!
Then click further to be taken to their Forum profile
Become a Member
Are you a researcher or student at the University of Alberta?
Does your current research relate to artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science?
Or, are you interested in developing or participating in a project in this or similar areas?
Looking to get involved in extracurricular activities that relate to artificial intelligence?
Check out these student groups within the University of Alberta.
Interdisciplinary research activities, involving large research teams across campus (from several departments and faculties) addressing “grand challenge” problems and pursuing major federal and international grants.
Teaching and learning initiatives, aimed at developing new materials, workshops, courses, micro-credentials, certificates or programs in the area.
Collaborative activities between units within the University of Alberta or with outside organizations, including businesses, government, and non-governmental organizations.
Exploratory projects by a small group of researchers.
Courses and Programs
Want to learn more about artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science?
Search our catalogue for courses offered at the University of Alberta in the Fall and Winter semesters.
News and Events
Go to our events page to learn about future, ongoing and past events organized by AI4Society
AI related events
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Stay informed about our Grants, Funding Opportunities, Call for Works, and similar activities!
The Reading Room
September 25, 2020:
AI4Society Internal Launch Event Report
(a) AI4Society Overview
(b) AI Around Campus Screencast
September 28, 2020 and 2021:
Notes on the Artificial Intelligence for Information Accessibility (AI4IA) conference
October 19-23, 2020:
16th AAAI Conference On Artificial Intelligence And Interactive Digital Entertainment
December 9th, 2021
Reimagining Public Spaces and Built Environments in the Post-pandemic World
February 18th, 2022
Reverse Expo 2022