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IVADO’s R3AI project gets $124.5-million grant

IVADO’s R3AI project gets $124.5-million grant
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The Digital Health Consortium (Consortium Santé Numérique) is proud as an academic member of IVADO to share with the community that R3AI IVADO’s project to develop artificial intelligence that’s robust, reasoning and responsible, has been awarded a $124.5-million grant in April 2023 from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

The Digital Health Consortium (Consortium Santé Numérique) is proud as an academic member of IVADO to share with the community that R3AI IVADO’s project to develop artificial intelligence that’s robust, reasoning and responsible, has been awarded a $124.5-million grant in April 2023 from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

The project through the deployment of its priorities will also support and integrate digital health throughout its initiatives, including AI-accelerated drug discovery as well as AI-support for a more efficient health system. The project is led by IVADO, a consortium made up of Université de Montréal (UdeM), its affiliated schools Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal, and partners Université Laval and McGill University. The grant will be leveraged to generate a total of $500 million over seven years to support AI research, teaching and knowledge transfer at IVADO.

Discover more about Consortium Santé Numérique Université de Montréal:

The Digital Health Consortium was created in 2019 to bring together the entire Université de Montréal digital health ecosystem such as faculties and hospitals but also affiliated engineer and business schools and organisations like MILA and IVADO.

Interested in the design and application of digital tools and technologies to the health sector, the Consortium tackle as well the study of the impact of digital technology on the legal framework and public policies that govern in particular the health system and its management. Underlying the work of the Consortium are the Principles of the Montréal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence.

Our mandate is to develop and coordinate, with all actors and stakeholders, the Université de Montréal digital health sector throughout our network. During our first year we have organised an International symposium on responsible innovation in digital health as well as quaterly seminars (in English), freely available online.

Among other things we facilitate the development of partnerships at the interface of data science, algorithmics and sciences relevant to health. We welcome opportunities to collaborate and share bests practices for deploying effective development of healthcare databases and the modernization of training programs, to name a few.

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