Budget 2017, Naylor’s review, and the Mathematical Sciences in Canada

James Colliander, Director of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Nassif Ghoussoub, Director of the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) Ian Hambleton, Director of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Fields) Luc Vinet, Directeur du Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) The direct funding of research initiatives on artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing via Budget 2017, and the release of the report of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review present an opportunity to reflect on the role of mathematical sciences within Canada’s scientific heritage and future, but also on our country’s ways of funding research.
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Artificial Intelligence as a Service: Text Analysis

The computing infrastructure as a service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) may have originally been conceived as a resource to support their own electronic commerce business but other striking applications emerged. Netflix toppled Blockbuster and transformed the way we consume video atop the AWS infrastructure. Dropbox changed the way we store and share digital resources by building on AWS. My company Crowdmark leverages AWS to store and serve images of student work for evaluation by graders and further analysis.
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