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Senator Mitchell tours University of Alberta centre for machine intelligence

It’s incredible to see the level of sophistication and intellectual leadership at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, says Senator Grant Mitchell.

Senator Grant Mitchell saw how his home province is leading in artificial intelligence and machine learning technology during a tour of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute.

The research lab at the University of Alberta has worked on projects to improve diabetes management, create customizable prosthetics and to develop machine tutoring systems as part of educational programs.

Senator Grant Mitchell tours the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute.

“This is a remarkable research initiative and one of the leading centres of its kind in the world,” said Sen. Mitchell, who received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alberta in 1973.

“It’s incredible to see the level of sophistication and intellectual leadership.”

Machine learning means computers are able to learn in a similar way as a human – by interpreting information and making decisions based on that. For example, a machine learning algorithm was created at the institute to use data of brain activity to help diagnose psychological disorders.

Find out more about the projects here.

Senator Mitchell tours University of Alberta centre for machine intelligence

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