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At the heart of AI

IID (Institute Intelligence and Data) at Université Laval brings together the driving forces of research and innovation in artificial intelligence and data sciences in the greater Quebec City area.

A pole of excellence in IA and data science


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The scientific activities of researchers at IID (Institute Intelligence and Data) are organized through four unifying research areas: Physical Environment, Health and Life Sciences, Methods of Artificial Intelligence and Data Processing, as well as Ethics, Confidentiality and Social Acceptability.

By relying on cutting-edge expertise and on the research infrastructures of Université Laval, the Institute also provides training for students and professionals, an event program including specialized and popular science activities, as well as a collaborative offer for companies.



Knowledge level

Examples of short-term AI projects

An Institute rooted in its community and open to the world

In a spirit of interdisciplinarity and collaboration, IID researchers contribute to the development and enrichment of knowledge in a multitude of fields of application – from Industry 4.0 to the Internet of Things (IoT), from machine learning methods to immersive technologies, from smart cities to medical imaging, and more.

Their work supports major technological advances, particularly in robotics, computer vision, machine learning and complex data processing, carried out with particular attention to confidentiality, ethics and social acceptability.

Activities and services

Training programs

IID contributes to the training of qualified personnel in the field of artificial intelligence and data science, as well as in related research areas. The Institute thus develops on-line and in-person training programs, supports internships in companies and personalized training activities, as well as enhancing existing programs, in collaboration with its academic partners.

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Collaborations with industry

IID represents a stimulating collaborative environment for any organization (business) in the greater Quebec City area wishing to support its position in the face of digital transformation challenges. Through the expertise of IID researchers and that of its founding centers, as well as the infrastructure of the Université Laval campus, the Institute offers comprehensive expertise in data science and AI – with nearly 150 companies supported since 2020.

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Research and training facilities

In addition to the cutting-edge equipment and materials present in the laboratories of its researchers, the IID supports the development and operation of various research and training infrastructures on the Université Laval campus. These help accelerate innovation in cutting-edge fields – from innovative manufacturing to non-human genomics and high-performance computing.

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Events and knowledge transfer

IID promotes the achievements of its researchers and students in academia, business networks, public institutions and the population, through numerous disseminations, knowledge transfers and popular science activities. Through an enriching program of events, offered together with the collaboration of various partners, the Institute actively contributes to bringing this niche to life, at the regional level and beyond.

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