Unleash your AI potential – Machine Learning for caregivers on leave

An online free 6-week machine learning program designed to tap into the talent of stay-at-home caregivers on parental leave, introducing AI with a focus on computer vision and natural language processing. This program is developed and delivered by faculty and staff at the Vector Institute and includes funds generously provided by CIFAR and Vector to help cover the cost of child care.


Participants in this program receive a comprehensive introduction to machine learning and: 

  • Access to mentorship for career development with companies driving AI adoption
  • Attend career and research talks from Vector’s world-class researchers and business leaders
  • Financial childcare support upon successful completion of the program
  • A professional development certificate of completion

You will learn

By the end of this program, participants will: 

  • Be able to explain key machine learning concepts and identify use cases and applications
  • Develop a baseline understanding of machine learning methods 
  • Know how they produce value for an organization, enabling them to recommend new technologies and solutions
  • This program will also emphasize ethics and the responsible use of AI

Who should register

Caregivers on parental leave with:

  • A basic understanding of linear algebra, calculus, and probability
  • Basic coding skills (experience programming in any language, including creating variables, importing libraries, basic arithmetic operations, loops, conditional statements, and functions)

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