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Seneca gets federal funding for AI technology centre

The college's AI centre will be called the Centre for Innovation in Artificial Intelligence Technologies or "CIAIT" and will serve as a space for collaboration between research and industry.

April 7, 2022   by CM Staff

Seneca College

TORONTO — The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has given Seneca College $641,800 for the establishment of an artificial intelligence centre.

The funding is intended to support the creation of AI technologies that will serve Canada’s economic interests. The college’s AI centre will be called the Centre for Innovation in Artificial Intelligence Technologies or “CIAIT.”

CIAIT will serve as a space for researchers and industry partners to collaborate on AI solutions for advanced manufacturing, creative media, finance and commerce sectors.

“Seneca is grateful for this NSERC funding, which will allow for more applied research that accelerates the adoption of AI-powered solutions for small- and medium-sized Canadian enterprises,” said Ben Rogers, dean, Seneca Innovation in a statement.

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“These projects also offer students with invaluable experiential learning opportunities and connections to potential employers.”

Additionally, CIAIT research conducted by Seneca’s data scientists will focus on business decision support, content analysis and management and cybersecurity. Other work will include live transcription through speech modelling and predictive analytics to optimize battery systems.