Tilghman, Seung named to international scientific committee of pan-Canadian AI strategy

Feb. 9, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
Shirley M. Tilghman

Shirley M. Tilghman

Shirley M. Tilghman, president of the University, emerita, and H. Sebastian Seung, the Evnin Professor in Neuroscience, are among seven scientific leaders named to the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy.

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) is implementing the AI strategy announced by the Canadian government last year, in partnership with three newly established AI institutes — Amii in Edmonton, the Vector Institute in Toronto and MILA in Montreal.

The International Scientific Advisory Committee will provide advice on AI strategy and recommend some 50 CIFAR chairs in AI at the three institutes, with at least half being recruited from outside Canada.

Tilghman is also a professor of molecular biology and public affairs; Seung is also a professor of computer science and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.

CIFAR was established in 1982 and brings together interdisciplinary groups of researchers from around the globe to address challenges of importance to the world.

Sebastian Seung

H. Sebastian Seung