An exciting opportunity for CÉGEP students that would allow them to learn state-of-the-art skills through the process of creation while being mentored by experts in the field and expand their data-science portfolio. The 8-week-long fall cohort will be held on Saturdays starting March 4, 2023. Join the program to acquire real-world experience and skills in AI, and to push the boundaries of AI in research and development projects.

Dates for summer cohort to be announced

What do we offer exactly ?

Virtual, interactive workshops covering a wide range of AI topics like data manipulation, fundamental machine learning models, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and other advanced topics, you will have the opportunity to learn about AI and how to apply it. Using your new AI skills and further independent research, you will work on various weekly tasks. Along the way, you will have support from AI specialists to help guide you in exploring new tools. At the end of the program, you will have the opportunity to compile and present your work and learnings. You will leave with a fantastic portfolio!



Introduction to Machine Learning

What is AI? Difference between AI and ML Overview of ideas in ML


Python Crash Course – Part 1

Variables Expressions Functions Data Structures 1


Python Crash Course – Part 2

Data Structures 2 Classes & Objects Exception Handling Files


Working principles of Neural Networks

Working of an artificial neuron Training setup Evaluating the performance of neural networks


Neural Network Architectures & Supervised Learning

Architectural attributes of neural networks Fundamental Architecture: Feedforward (MLP) Ingredients of Supervised Learning


More Architectures: Convolutions, Recurrence and Transformers

Advanced Architectures: Feedforward (CNN, Transformer), Recurrent (RNN) Applications of these architectures Case Studies: VGGNet, GPT-2


Unsupervised Learning & Generative Models

Dimensionality Reduction Clustering Generative Models: GANs Case Study: BigGAN


Practical Aspects of AI & Case Studies

Using neural networks in a full-fledged application Tasks involved in building a practical AI System Interactive AI Systems Reinforcement Learning Case Study: DALL-E



The programs are part-time and designed to be accessible for students and those who are working, as well as for those who are differently abled


Learn and acquire real world, state of the art skills and experience in AI through creation supported by mentorship, and push the boundaries of AI in research and development projects


Income and wealth should never be barriers to access and education, especially in a field that is as transformational and pivotal as AI. Representation and decision-making power in the AI community must reflect the broader population in order to have AI that benefits and does not reinforce and accelerate inequality of opportunity


R&D programs strongly support diversity in tech and strive to promote a more inclusive tech culture by prioritizing the empowerment of and the selection of women, LGBTQ2S individuals, visible minorities, immigrants, those of all ages, Indigenous Peoples, and disabled or differently abled individuals

Summer 2021 R&D Programs

Summer 2021 R&D Programs

Real world, state-of-the-art (and beyond) projects

From combining operations research and machine learning in order to attempt to inject emotions into AI as a step towards AGI to the intersection of virtual and augmented reality (XR) and AI in order to enable the next generation of digital experiences, our AI R&D projects are at the cutting edge of what is (and isn’t yet) possible.


Tailored learning designed for each project

We aren’t in the business of offering cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all curriculums. AI is constantly moving forward and we think the most valuable approach is in diving deeply into each new and distinct challenge and problem solving forward with a focused and relevant plan of action using the newest and most efficient tools available. Each project offered is unique, and a learning plan and timeline will be designed in order to acquire the most modern and valuable experience and skills in order for the best chance to build something truly great.

Community and passion

Beyond a program that offers the best projects and learning experiences possible, we aim to enable the creation of a strong and diverse community. In it we hope you will find connections that last a lifetime, experiences to cherish forever, and a growing passion to change the world. Learning done well can be both fun and meaningful.