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February 2021 Town Hall recording now available online
On Friday, Feb 5, WestGrid hosted a Community Town Hall with three guest speakers discussing some of the AI expertise and machine learning innovations across Western Canada.
The speakers included:
- Cam Linke, Chief Executive Officer, Amii
As one of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is an Alberta-based non-profit institute that supports world-leading research in artificial intelligence and machine learning and translates scientific advancement into industry adoption.
- Steve Lowry, Executive Director, AIinBC
The Artificial Intelligence network of British Columbia (AInBC) was established to unify, organize and catalyze the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) communities in British Columbia (BC) to establish BC as a national and global leader in AI by 2022.
- Jacqueline Keena, Managing Director, EMILI
The Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative (EMILI) was created to prepare and empower the Manitoba economy to leverage digital disruption for success with a specific focus on digital agriculture.
WestGrid Visualization & Training Coordinator Alex Razoumov also shared a look ahead at WestGrid training activities for 2021. His presentation is included in the video recording above, but the items he mentioned are linked below as well for quick access if you'd like to browse the details and save some dates in your calendar:
- WestGrid training webinars
- other online training such as:
- WestGrid collaborating with UBC Research Commons for winter/spring workshops -- open to non-UBC researchers too
- Compute Canada's free online introductory series of workshops focused on digital tools for Humanities & Social Sciences researchers (February 16-19)
- University of Alberta Online Research Computing Bootcamp (February 2-25)
- WestGrid online training modules starting in ~April -- will be short online courses, with different topics delivered over several months
- the IEEE 2021 SciVis Contest
Next Town Hall - March 2021
We are currently planning March's Town Hall and will announce the topic and date once details are finalised.
Questions or requests for other topics to be discussed at future Town Halls can be emailed to email@example.com.