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Artificial intelligence

Université de Montréal has been at the forefront of the Artificial Intelligence revolution since the beginning. Our discoveries have helped to create a global ecosystem of AI – one that comes with a responsibility to work with others, so that it is used for the greater good.


A pioneer in artificial intelligence


Founder and scientific director of Mila and IVADO, Yoshua Bengio is a pioneer of deep learning, a discipline that has revolutionized artificial intelligence. Known as one of the "godfathers of AI," winner of many prestigious prizes and honours, he's not only deeply engaged as a computer-science professor, he's also deeply aware of the ethical issues posed by AI and advocates globally for socially responsible development of the technology.

The future of AI will be robust, reasoning and responsible

The AI revolution is here

Yoshua Bengio's blog

Staying the course for research

UdeM researchers are advancing research in artificial intelligence. They are helping put Montreal on the international map for AI.


IVADO is Canada's largest AI research, training, transfer and knowledge mobilization consortium, developing and promoting Robust, Reasonable and Responsible AI (R3AI).


With over 1,200 researchers, MILA is world-renowned for its breakthroughs in developing new algorithms for deep network learning and their application in a number of fields.

Institut Courtois

At the intersection of new materials, quantum physics and AI, the Institut explores the frontiers of matter via the latest advances in information technology and research in chemistry and physics.

Consortium Santé Numérique

Multidisciplinary in approach, UdeM's digital-health consortium brings together expertise in AI to bolster best practices in areas such as data management, telemedicine and mental-health care.

Responsible development

Initiated by Université de Montréal, the Montreal Declaration for the Responsible Development of AI was born in 2017 after extensive consultation with all sectors of society, and now has close to 3,000 signatories worldwide. 

Much in line with the welcoming nature of UdeM itself, the Declaration advocates for a progressive, inclusive and responsible path forward in the development of AI. Drafted in 10 languages, it has three objectives: to develop an ethical framework for AI; make sure everyone benefits from the AI revolution; and open a national and international forum for discussion of AI.

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18 June 2024

A new AI-based study has identified predictors of harmful use of pornography.

17 April 2024

The computer-science professor is included in the TIME100 list largely due to his efforts in raising awareness about responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence.

27 March 2024

In a new book co-edited by UdeM's Catherine Régis and Jean-Louis Denis, experts from a dozen countries and a dozen disciplines argue for a more human-centred approach to artificial intelligence.

19 February 2024

The university signs a joint agreement on artificial-intelligence research with Konan Technology Inc. to advance the field of reinforcement learning.

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Our researchers


Computer Science and Operations Research

Margarida CARVALHO

Computer Science and Operations Research

Aaron Courville

Computer Science and Operations Research



Dhanya Sridhar

Computer Science and Operations Research

Glen Berseth

Computer Science and Operations Research

Alain TAPP

Computer Science and Operations Research

Our programs of study

Université de Montréal trains future specialists in artificial intelligence. Explore some of our study programs, online training programs and summer school.

Undergraduate programs

Bachelor’s degree in computer science (in French)
A solid foundation before making the leap to graduate studies.

Bachelor’s degree in math and computer science (in French)
A winning combination to prepare for specialized graduate studies.

Certificate and microprograms (in French)
Develop key skills to manage the changes generated by AI in the workplace.

Graduate programs

Master’s in computer science
A number of options including artificial intelligence, computational biology and operations research.

Specialized Graduate Diploma (D.E.S.S.) in Machine Learning
A program with fewer credits than the master’s program and a shorter internship.

Ph.D. in computer science
Future PhDs in artificial intelligence come together at Université de Montréal.

Continuing education

AI in the workplace
Discover our certificate in the responsible use of AI and our three accredited microprograms.

AI in the business world
What are the legal and strategic ramifications of AI? The IVADO consortium offer a variety of training courses to learn more. 

See IVADO's continuing education catalog