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National Research Council of Canada partners with Simon Fraser University on AI research

Collaboration brings together researchers, governments, industries and communities to transform Canadian industry

December 16, 2020  by CM Staff

BURNABY — The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) announces a partnership with Simon Fraser University (SFU) to establish a West Coast collaboration to increase capacity in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science research and training in Canada.

This new partnership strengthens SFU’s AI and data capabilities and builds upon a history of collaboration with the NRC. The partnership is positioned to bring together researchers, governments, industries and communities to deliver innovations across many sectors in Canada.

The National Research Council of Canada and Simon Fraser University previously collaborated on a variety of projects, such as facilitating the use of machine translation technology to improve the quality of translated documents and expanding the range of languages that can be translated.

Simon Fraser University and the National Research Council of Canada are exploring and developing collaborative projects in support of the NRC’s Challenge programs. Within these programs, the NRC is partnering with the private and public sector, academia, and other research organizations in Canada and internationally.

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“The National Research Council of Canada has a long track record of collaborations that develop expertise, amplify the impacts of science and engineering, and leverage funding to support research excellence. We are excited to partner with Simon Fraser University to further develop artificial intelligence research and training that will generate new knowledge with the potential to transform every sector and industry in Canada.” said Dr. Carolyn Watters, Chief Digital Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada