The federal and Quebec governments are teaming up on a $15-million investment to advance responsible development of artificial intelligence, including a new international centre of AI expertise in Montréal.
Person: Yoshua Bengio
Innovation minister Navdeep Bains has launched the Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence to advise government on how to build Canada’s AI strengths, create economic growth and ensure AI advancements reflect Canadian values such as human rights, transparency and openness. The new council will establish a working group on commercializing value from Canadian-owned AI and data…
The Quebec Institute of Artificial Intelligence (Mila) officially opened its new premises in a converted textile factory in Montreal, alongside other key players in the local AI ecosystem.
The first Pan-Canadian AI Strategy annual meeting (AICan) convened in Montreal on December 3 to announce its initial cohort of 29 Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence (CCAI) Chairs.
Canada’s hosting of this year’s G7 Summit is being preceded by an unprecedented series of research summits that examine the potential and impacts of digital technologies and sustainable oceans. The summits – organized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – are intended to inform discussion at the main event in Charlevoix, QC on June 8-9.
Montreal-based Element AI has raised $137.5 million in series ‘A’ financing to support investment in large-scale artificial intelligence (AI) projects internationally, cement its status as Canada’s the largest global AI company and hire 250 people by January 2018. The investment is the world’s largest Series A round ever for an AI company. The financing is…
Geoff Hinton, Yoshua Bengio and Richard Sutton may not be household names but in the world of artificial intelligence (AI) these Canadian researchers are superstars at the forefront of a field that is attracting a host of marquee tech titans angling to gain competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving field. Yet many highly accomplished AI researchers have left Canada to seek opportunity elsewhere prompting a remarkable alignment of government, academia and industry to make Canada the go-to destination for AI advancements in an ever-expanding range of industry sectors.