Alona Fyshe standing in front of a projection of 4 brain scans, with a text overlay reading Artificial Intelligence at UAlberta

Artificial Intelligence
at UAlberta

The Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta is home to some of the top artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) research in the world. Find out more about the fascinating field of AI, and the effect it is having on our world and our future.

Artificial Intelligence: What is it?

Artificial intelligence is a broad term used to describe a field of study in computing science where intelligence is demonstrated by non-sentient machines or computers. Typically this kind of intelligence is created through processes like machine learning, which uses models, algorithms, and various other forms of programming to allow machines and computers to mimic cognitive functions like learning or problem solving. Such tools, programs, and interfaces are some of the essential tools at the disposal of computing scientists to solve some of today's most complex problems.

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Read the latest news about our artificial intelligence work and research.

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Learn more about our researchers working in AI by searching our expert database.

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Studying AI

Students interested in taking courses in artificial intelligence should check out our Study AI page.

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DeepMind's Richard Sutton - The Long-term of AI & Temporal-Difference Learning

Richard Sutton, UAlberta professor and the head of DeepMind Alberta, gives a video lecture on temporal-difference learning.


The Canadian government announced a $125 million pan-Canadian AI Strategy in 2017.

Pan-Canadian AI Strategy Funding

The Government of Canada announced funding for a pan-Canadian AI Strategy to enhance research and recruit talent.