Episode 5: What is the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy?

Updated: Mar 5

The Ask AI interview With Dr. Elissa Strome, head of CIFAR’s Pan-Canadian AI strategy


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What would you do with $125 million dollars and a mandate to advance artificial intelligence research and policy in Canada?


This episode of the Ask AI podcast features an interview with Dr. Elissa Strome, the head of CIFAR's Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy.


Learn how CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) is helping to attract and nurture AI research talent and discover the aspects of AI most personally exciting to this Canadian AI thought leader.


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Episode highlights

  • Learn how CIFAR is helping to reverse AI brain drain in Canada:2 mins 37 sec

  • Discover what excites Dr. Strome most about AI: 11 mins 42 sec

  • Hear how CIFAR is co-operating with the Montreal Declaration: 19 mins 25 sec

Episode links

Dr. Elissa Strome on LinkedIn

CIFAR website

CIFAR on Twitter

CIFAR on LinkedIn

Montreal Declaration

Episode credits

Sponsors: Microsoft Canada and Cinchy Chatbot partner: Ada Support Executive Producer: Chris McLellan Host: Jaxson Khan Assistant Producers: Oleena Mak and Kristin Riddell Original music: Mike LeTourneau

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