Toronto is building an institute for artificial intelligence

#Toronto is getting a new AI institute

  • Toronto’s tech community is getting another big boost thanks to a new artificial intelligence institution that’s slated to open in the city.
  • The Vector Institute, as the Toronto Star reports, will focus on both research and business-related ventures.
  • As the Star writes, the Vector Institute will get $50 million from the province over five years and at least $40 million from the federal government as part of the newly announced $125-million Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
  • Among the 30 corporate backers, sponsors include the big five banks, Google, Loblaws, and Air Canada.
  • The institute is also affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Toronto’s tech community is getting another big boost thanks to a new artificial intelligence institution that’s slated to open in the city.

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A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

A designer's guide to the $15 billion artificial intelligence industry

  • Sociology: Designers will need to consider when and if AI systems should be considered a part of society.
  • The best designers know that they need to study human behavior if they want to make the right choices for their users.
  • First a word on why designers should embrace artificial intelligence in the first place.
  • AI has the potential to fundamentally change how society functions .
  • With AI, products and services arent just performing basic functions; theyre emotionally aware, letting designers create the best experience for each user.

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.
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Carnegie Mellon to open research center focused on AI ethics

.@CarnegieMellon to open research center focused on #AI #ethics  by @stephcondoncbs

  • Carnegie Mellon to open research center focused on AI ethics
  • The K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies will support a senior professor and a junior professor, both in ethics and computational technologies.
  • Carnegie Mellon University announced Wednesday that it’s receiving a $10 million endowment from global law firm K&L Gates LLP to establish a new research center focused on the ethics of artificial intelligence.
  • The endowment will also support three doctoral students whose studies relate to the field of ethics and computational science and technology.
  • In a statement, Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh said that it’s not just technology that will shape the next century. “

The university, which has ties to Google, Uber and other major tech firms, is receiving a $10 million endowment from global law firm.
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A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

Take a look. Good read.

A designer's guide to the $15 billion #AI industry  

 #fintech

  • Sociology: Designers will need to consider when and if AI systems should be considered a part of society.
  • The best designers know that they need to study human behavior if they want to make the right choices for their users.
  • First a word on why designers should embrace artificial intelligence in the first place.
  • Designers could only make decisions that were good for the masses some of the time, rather than best for individuals all of the time.
  • With AI, products and services arent just performing basic functions; theyre emotionally aware, letting designers create the best experience for each user.

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@SpirosMargaris: “Take a look. Good read.

A designer’s guide to the $15 billion #AI industry

#fintech”


As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.


A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry