HEC Montréal establishes Canada CIFAR Chair in Artificial Intelligence

January 22, 2021
HEC Montréal has established a Canada CIFAR Chair in Artificial Intelligence with $1M funding over five years. The research chair will focus on the study of artificial intelligence, with a focus on fairness in machine learning, and will be held by assistant professor Golnoosh Farnadi. “Nowadays, automated systems based on AI algorithms are being used in a lot of domains and we trust those systems to make fair objective decisions,” said Farnadi. “The reality is that they discriminate and this is mainly because the data we use to train our machine learning models very often reflect the inequalities of our society. My interest is to develop AI tools that are responsible and trustworthy.” HEC Montréal (QC)