AI research center opens at Canadian medical school

North of the border, two grants of $200,000 are on offer for researchers innovating transformative ways to apply AI in healthcare—and they’re only one part of an ambitious academic endeavor to expand medical AI.

The University of Toronto announced the undertaking Dec. 9. The work as a whole is the launch of the school’s new Temerty Centre for AI Research and Education in Medicine, or T-CAIREM.

The school says the center hit the ground running, as around 400 researchers pre-joined this past summer.

“Toronto is uniquely positioned to lead globally in artificial intelligence in healthcare,” says Muhammad Mamdani, PharmD, MPH, the center’s inaugural director. “Our expertise in medicine and allied health sciences, computer science, statistics, mathematics and engineering is among the best in the world.”

Full announcement here.