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Bringing together interdisciplinary researchers and partners to innovate in artificial intelligence research and teaching, for the public good.

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.

170 Researchers – 11 Faculties


Eleni Stroulia

Professor – Computing Science

Geoffrey Rockwell

Associate Director
Professor – Philosophy / Digital Humanities Director – Kule Institute for Advanced Study

Nicolás Arnáez

Project Coordinator
Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Arts – Music Dept


Find an Expert

Looking for a researcher that works on artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science in a specific field?

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 area?

Student Groups

Looking to get involved in extracurricular activities that relate to artificial intelligence?
Check out these student groups within the University of Alberta.

Undergraduate Artificial
Intelligence Society

Digital Law & Innovation Society

University of Alberta
Aerial Robotics Group


Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Student Society



Students for Machine Learning in Business

Youreka Canada

Our Initiatives


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.

Academic Programs

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.

For, a more detailed description of our initiatives and support protocols, see here…

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.

Timely Opportunities

Stay informed about our Grants, Funding Opportunities, Call for Works, and similar activities!

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