Machine Intelligence

The Machine Intelligence (MI) Major provides students with a cutting-edge education in the mathematics, computation, computer hardware, and software engineering behind artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and big data analytics. Students study, develop and apply algorithms that can learn from and make decisions based on data. Graduates are able to innovate in this rapidly developing field at the intersection of engineering and computer science. Applications are diverse and include:

  • Autonomous transportation and smart infrastructure
  • Finance
  • Personalized learning
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare diagnostics

The major draws on expertise in computer, electrical, industrial and robotics engineering to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the field. Design thinking and a “whole-systems” emphasis are integrated into the curriculum. Students will also explore the societal implications of machine intelligence through case studies and discussion-based learning. With the development of the new Vector Institute, the University’s strong tradition in this field, and the city’s vibrant landscape for start-ups and established companies, the University of Toronto is an ideal location to launch an exciting career in machine intelligence.

Stark Draper, Chair, Machine Intelligence Major, stark.draper@utoronto.ca

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