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  • London Free Press: RBC's $3M to help Western ready leaders to tackle impact of digital revolution

    A $3-million donation to Western University by the Royal Bank of Canada will help the London school create a new project in data analytics and artificial intelligence – areas the school sees as critical to the digital economy. “This project will help Western prepare the next generation of leaders to tackle the effects of the digital revolution,” Western president Alan Shepard said at Thursday’s funding announcement.

  • CTV News: Cautionary words as $3M committed to AI research at Western

    A significant donation to Western University from RBC came with supportive and cautionary words about artificial intelligence. To reassure, no references were made to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, or the more sinister Terminator series, but there was definite hesitation about artificial intellience (AI). It came as RBC announced a gift of $3-million to create The RBC Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Project at Western.

  • Global News: $3M donation helping Western expand its work in data analytics and artificial intelligence

    Western University students in computer science and engineering are getting new opportunities in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics thanks to a $3-million donation from RBC. Half of the funding will be going to develop new courses focusing on the ethical and social aspects of data analytics and AI programming. The new programming will be developed in collaboration with multiple faculties at the university.

  • Western News: Western, RBC team up on data analytics, AI

    The next generation of leaders will be better armed against unprecedented technical transformation thanks to a new partnership between Western and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) that will establish a program focused on the ethical and social aspects of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), university officials announced today. A $3-million investment by RBC has established The RBC Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Project at Western, an expansion of the university’s ongoing cross-disciplinary work in data analytics and AI focused on answering big questions for the good of society.