The Vector Institute will propel Canada to the forefront of the global shift to artificial intelligence (“AI”) by promoting and maintaining Canadian excellence in deep learning and machine learning more broadly, and by actively seeking ways to enable and sustain AI-based economic growth in Canada.
The Vector Institute is an independent, non-profit research institution dedicated to the transformative field of artificial intelligence, excelling in deep learning and machine learning – an area of scientific, academic, and commercial endeavour that will shape our world over the next generation.
Collaborating with Ontario’s academic institutions, other institutes across Canada and companies in every sector of the economy, we will conduct research and drive the adoption and commercialization of AI technologies across Canada. Our goals are to: 1) be a world-leading centre for AI research; 2) graduate the most machine-learning PhDs and masters students in deep learning and machine learning globally; and 3) become the engine for an AI super cluster that drives the economy of Toronto, Ontario and Canada.
Launched in March 2017 with generous support from the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, the University of Toronto and private industry, Vector represents an unprecedented answer to an unprecedented opportunity: the transformative potential of AI in fields as diverse as finance, education, environment and clean tech, retail, advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care.
We are building on a well-established and respected foundation of globally recognized talent and learning that exists today in Toronto. For researchers looking to establish academic careers, students seeking educations in deep learning and machine learning or companies building and looking to staff AI labs, invest in new businesses, or adapt and grow their existing businesses, Vector is the place to come, to be and to stay.
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Vector will be a leader in the transformative field of artificial intelligence, excelling in machine and deep learning — an area of scientific, academic, and commercial endeavour that will shape our world over the next generation. We will build on a well-established and respected foundation of talent and learning that exists today in Toronto.
Chief Scientific Advisor Geoffrey Hinton provides overall vision, guidance and inspiration. Research Director Richard Zemel plays a key leadership role as we establish and build our organization.
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Director Tomi Poutanen will focus on business relationships. To learn more about opportunities at Vector, contact us at email@example.com
A number of world-renowned researchers and scientists, and industry leaders have been involved in founding Vector. Working in a diverse set of areas of deep learning and machine learning, including neural networks, probabilistic models, statistical theory, computational biology,
computer vision and natural language processing, they include:
Vector Institute is an independent, not-for-profit corporation governed by a highly accomplished volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the private sector, public sector, academic and research communities:
Vector will build on Canada’s outstanding pool of globally recognized AI expertise by training, attracting and retaining more top researchers who want to lead the world in machine learning and deep learning research, while having the flexibility to work on commercial applications with companies or in their own startups.
We are located at the MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto, part of a dynamic and vibrant community of research, academia, health science and commerce, near the University of Toronto. With state-of-the art facilities, resources and talent, the Vector Institute is the place to come, to be and to stay.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more information on jobs such as those posted here, as well as student scholarships, fellowships and programming.
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Funded by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario
Special thanks to the University of Toronto for assistance in the start-up of the Vector Institute.