Graham Taylor

Faculty Member, Vector Institute, University of Guelph

Role: Scientist

Site: CDL-Toronto

Stream: Artificial Intelligence

Graham Taylor is a Canada Research Chair and Professor of Engineering at the University of Guelph. He co-directs the University of Guelph Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical AI and is a Faculty Member at the Vector Institute for AI. He has co-organized the CIFAR Deep Learning Summer School, and trained more than 80 researchers. In 2016 he was named as one of 18 inaugural CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars. In 2018 he was honoured as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40. In 2019 he became a Canada CIFAR AI Chair. He spent 2018-2019 as a Visiting Faculty member at Google Brain, Montreal. From 2021–2023 he served as Vector’s Research Director.

Graham co-founded Kindred, which was featured at number 29 on MIT Technology Review’s 2017 list of smartest companies in the world, acquired by Ocado in 2020. He is the Academic Director of NextAI, a non-profit accelerator for AI-focused entrepreneurs.