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Welcome to CAIAC!

CAIAC is the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association.

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Formerly known as the Canadian Society for the Computational Studies of Intelligence (or Société canadienne pour l'étude de l'intelligence par ordinateur), CAIAC's mission is to foster excellence and leadership in research, development and education in Canada's artificial intelligence community by facilitating the exchange of knowledge through various media and venues. CAIAC is the official arm of the AAAI in Canada. We are proud to note that Dr. Alan Mackworth, former President of the AAAI, was a founding member of our society.

Membership

A yearly membership of $30 buys you a significant saving on registration for the annual AI/GI/CRV/IS conference and access to valuable information at this web site such as: Competition Dates and Links, Research Groups and Projects, Recent Doctoral / Masters Theses, Projects looking for Students, Students looking for Projects, Funding Sources, Scholarships and Awards, and Job Opportunities.

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Recent articles

"Google’s parent Alphabet looks at ‘high-tech city’ for Canada"

Ethan Baron, siliconbeat

"After decades of slumping back with a beer and relying on timber, hydroelectric power, mining and petroleum to keep its economy running, Canada has finally awoken to the need to jump on the innovation train."

"The country whose best-known export (aside from Dudley Do-Right) was the pioneering but ill-fated Blackberry phone is now moving aggressively into tech."

"And Google’s parent Alphabet is right there with them, reportedly."

"Artificial intelligence takes over University of Alberta"

Natasha Riebe, CBC News

"Researchers at the Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Edmonton this week envision a day when robots will be a mainstay in our homes and workplaces — doing daily tasks like cooking, cleaning and even keeping us company. "

"The AI conference, held at the University of Alberta's Lister Centre, is expected to draw hundreds of academics and industry leaders to Edmonton between May 16 and 19."

2017 AI Masters Thesis Award Nomination

The Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association/L'Association pour l'Intelligence Artificielle au Canada (CAIAC) is happy to announce its sixth AI Master’s Thesis Award.  This award concerns outstanding MSc theses completed in a Canadian University during 2016 in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The final (post-defense) version of the MSc thesis must have been received and accepted by the graduate unit in 2016.

2017 Doctoral Dissertation Award Nomination

The Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association/L'Association pour l'Intelligence Artificielle au Canada (CAIAC) is happy to announce its sixth AI Doctoral Dissertation Award.  This award concerns outstanding doctoral dissertations completed in a Canadian University during 2016 in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The final (post-defense) version of the Ph.D. thesis must have been received and accepted by the graduate unit in 2016.