Certificate Courses


With instruction from Vector’s leading research faculty and TAs, and combining technically rigorous academic content with real-life business applications, course participants are challenged with practical hands-on assignments to solve problems and create business value with AI.

  • For-the-job AI training: learners combine deep business insights with leading AI techniques to develop tangible applications for work.
  • Combining academic rigor with real-life business applications- the best AI professors and researchers in Canada teach technical concepts using compelling case studies and capstone projects.
  • Solving problems and creating business value - we use training outputs as inputs to business processes, products, and innovation. Capstone projects are shared with employers to showcase new learnings and drive more tactical internal conversations about AI.
  • Ethics and bias are taught in partnership with key researchers in this area.

Available to Vector Institute Sponsors only.

Date: January 12 - March 2, 2021
Location: Online via D2L Brightspace, through live lectures and tutorials;
Instructor: Graham Taylor

Basecamp for machine learning and AI practitioners.

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Date: January 13 - March 3, 2021
Location: Online via D2L Brightspace, through live lectures and tutorials
Instructors: Sayyed Nezhadi & Paul Vicol
TAs:Chun-Hao (Kingsley) Chang & Sana Tonekaboni

Walk before you can run. Provides an introduction to some of the most commonly used machine learning algorithms, introducing key algorithmic principles which will serve as a foundation for courses in deep learning and reinforcement learning.

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Date: January 19 - March 9, 2021
Location: Online via D2L Brightspace, through live lectures and tutorials
Instructors: Juan Felipe Carasquilla, Alireza Makhzani
Create neural networks and build a chatbot from scratch. Learn how to classify or predict images, text, sound, and other types of data in this overview covering foundational ideas and the latest advances in neural net algorithms.

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Date: January 26 - March 16, 2021
Location: Online via D2L Brightspace, through live lectures and tutorials
Instructors: Mengye Ren & Nicolas Papernot
The AI course for doers. This is Vector’s most applied course yet, combining a review of key deep learning theory followed by applied case studies in common application areas such as Cybersecurity, NLP, and Computer Vision.

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Date: March 16 - May 4, 2021
Location: Online via D2L Brightspace, through live lectures and tutorials
Instructors: TBA

Our most 'rewarding' course. Discover how intelligent agents learn through interacting with their environments.

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