Happy new year!
As one of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence, as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute in Edmonton, Alberta boasts some serious powerhouses of the artificial intelligence and machine learning world.
People like Richard Sutton, who's widely regarded as the father of reinforcement learning, a branch of machine learning that focuses on how AI should take actions to achieve an end goal. Michael Bowling, who's work with DeepStack (the first AI to beat human professionals at heads-up no-limit Texas hold’em) showed the world that an algorithm can navigate its way through imperfect information to beat humans; Patrick Pilarski and his work with prosthetic limbs; and many many more.
And the team is now turning their heads toward helping Alberta businesses get the strategic advantage that artificial intelligence and machine learning can provide.
Join us for this first episode of the 2021 season. Welcome to Shift.
Cam Linke is the CEO of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute in Edmonton, Alberta.
He is a longtime leader in Edmonton’s technology and startup community. Over the past 10 years, he has worked as a CEO, investor, community builder, product manager, software entrepreneur, academic, and developer.
Past roles include co-founder of Startup Edmonton, Founder of Flightpath Ventures, CEO of Touch Metric, Product Manager at Nexopia.com, and Founder of DemoCamp Edmonton. Linke is a sought-after speaker and mentor and has been recognized as Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40.
He is also an artificial intelligence researcher, currently studying under Dr. Richard Sutton and Dr. Adam White. His research, which focuses on AI adapting behaviours to improve their own self-learning, has been published at top conferences.
Cam's bio was adapted from the AMII website.