New website showcases the breadth and depth of AI research, teaching and learning at York U

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The rich diversity of research, teaching and learning activities in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at York University is the focus of a new website launching Sept. 16.

The AI@YorkU website will serve as a central hub for AI research and curriculum at York University. It showcases the interdisciplinary network of scientific, engineering, health, societal, ethical and legal research at the University, as well as training opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Visitors to the website will discover a growing repository of stories and events featuring new curricular initiatives, research impact, discoveries and profiles of York University faculty involved in the ever-expanding world of AI.

“The website is intended to be not only a lightning rod for internal community members to find each other but also a starting point for external stakeholders interested in engaging with all that is AI at York,” says Professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell, associate vice-president research.

The goal of the website is to showcase the myriad innovative projects and initiatives at York addressing the science, engineering and practice of AI and its impact on society.

“York is keenly interested not only in the technology but the many societal contexts in which these technologies and applications are embedded. The University will continue to prioritize the evolution of the AI@YorkU community into real-life spaces, places, and projects,” says Pillai Riddell. “We hope that community members will reach out to contact us at  with their ideas and proposals for additional site content, and read the forthcoming AI Task Force report (due out later this fall) led by Professor James Elder (Faculty of Health and Lassonde School of Engineering) and Professor Pina D’Agostino (Osgoode Hall Law School).”

The new website was created collaboratively by a sub-committee of the AI Task Force:  Barb Edwards (VPRI), James Elder (Health and Lassonde), Jason Miller (C&PA), Rebecca Pillai Riddell (VPRI), Ian Stedman (Osgoode), Ruther Urner (Lassonde).

To learn more, visit the AI@YorkU website.