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Welcome to this week's Sunday Briefing. In this issue, read about which Calgary institution was named the top startup creator in the country, why Amii announced $30 million for U of A, and how Alberta can win the global hydrogen race. Have a great day. We'll see you again Wednesday.

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Inside Amii and U of A’s $30M bet on AI

U of A president Bill Flanagan and Amii CEO Cam Linke (Credit: Cooper & O’Hara)

Amii (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) is investing $30 million to create 20 new research chairs in artificial intelligence at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The new positions will focus on interdisciplinary research, exploring how AI can push the boundaries of research into fields including health, energy, physics, and Indigenous leadership.

Cam Linke, CEO of Amii, which has invested in AI research for decades, said the ambition to make U of A a global leader in AI is evident today, and it will continue to see the impact of that for decades. He said the new investment will include an international recruiting call to hire 20 new researchers in AI, building on the global leadership already in place in the field.

“Some of the biggest challenges facing the world today are going to be tackled by this group, Linke said. "And advancing this field and the impact it can have will be done using the most important tool of our time, artificial intelligence."

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