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Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence ensures the world gets more Canada

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In his introduction, Jacobs offers a brief history of Canada's pioneering contribution to the field of artificial intelligence (AI), explaining the significance of the shift between rules-based AI and machine learning that originated in Ontario. The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) that Jacobs refers to, approved its first program, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics in 1982, while operating out of an Ontario government office just a few blocks from where Jacobs is sitting, and later recruited Geoffrey Hinton to Toronto. A global race for the region's AI talent ensued, with alumni of Geoffrey Hinton's University of Toronto Machine Learning program going on to fill top AI R&D roles at Apple, Facebook, OpenAI and Google Brain, as well as Microsoft and Google DeepMind, among others, while Hinton himself became renowned the world over as the "godfather of deep learning." Contact the Ontario Investment Office to learn how your company can leverage the world's leading AI talent And please don't forget to follow us on Twitter.


Why Canada is Becoming a Hub for A.I. Research

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Lead by research director Richard Zemel, a professor of computer science at the University of Toronto and Senior Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the Vector Institute focuses on building and sustaining AI-based innovation, growth, and productivity in Canada. The Vector Institute will lead Ontario's efforts to build and sustain AI-based innovation, growth and productivity in Canada by focusing on the transformative potential of deep learning and machine learning. Canada is fast becoming a global hub for artificial intelligence research as support and interest grow among academic institutions, private companies, and governments. The number and variety of companies that have signed on as sponsors of the Vector Institute is an indication that industry understands the transformative potential of AI.We also have a large number of start-up companies – and several business incubators – with an interest in developing, applying and commercializing AI technology.Recent announcements from Uber, Google Brain, and DeepMind to expand their research capacity in Canada are further evidence that Canada is emerging as the place to do AI research, and also to apply it.


It's time to make the Canadian AI ecosystem bloom

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Over the past few months, industry and government have pledged more than $500-million toward AI, a commitment that has led to the rise of powerful institutions such as the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, the Vector Institute and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. These structures are well positioned to keep churning out cutting-edge research, train the next generation of AI leaders, and advance the innovation and technology transfer of AI. Our three AI Institutes are set up to offer Canadian businesses similar training programs and there's good reason for them to use these resources: Canadian enterprises that consider investing in state-of-the-art machine-learning and data infrastructure can enjoy results such as increased efficiency in manufacturing, better management of underwriting risk, minimization of fraud and reduction of health-care costs. Among the most urgent are ensuring the market is well supplied by streamlining immigration, ensuring higher education and industrial research-funding programs are well capitalized and targeted, modifying tax policies to encourage entrepreneurship and streamlining research and development tax credits to support AI investments.


It's time to make the Canadian AI ecosystem bloom

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Over the past few months, industry and government have pledged more than $500-million toward AI, a commitment that has led to the rise of powerful institutions such as the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, the Vector Institute and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. These structures are well positioned to keep churning out cutting-edge research, train the next generation of AI leaders, and advance the innovation and technology transfer of AI. Our three AI Institutes are set up to offer Canadian businesses similar training programs and there's good reason for them to use these resources: Canadian enterprises that consider investing in state-of-the-art machine-learning and data infrastructure can enjoy results such as increased efficiency in manufacturing, better management of underwriting risk, minimization of fraud and reduction of health-care costs. Among the most urgent are ensuring the market is well supplied by streamlining immigration, ensuring higher education and industrial research-funding programs are well capitalized and targeted, modifying tax policies to encourage entrepreneurship and streamlining research and development tax credits to support AI investments.


It's time to make the Canadian AI ecosystem bloom - The Globe and Mail

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Over the past few months, industry and government have pledged more than $500-million toward AI, a commitment that has led to the rise of powerful institutions such as the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, the Vector Institute and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. These structures are well positioned to keep churning out cutting-edge research, train the next generation of AI leaders, and advance the innovation and technology transfer of AI. Our three AI Institutes are set up to offer Canadian businesses similar training programs and there's good reason for them to use these resources: Canadian enterprises that consider investing in state-of-the-art machine-learning and data infrastructure can enjoy results such as increased efficiency in manufacturing, better management of underwriting risk, minimization of fraud and reduction of health-care costs. Among the most urgent are ensuring the market is well supplied by streamlining immigration, ensuring higher education and industrial research-funding programs are well capitalized and targeted, modifying tax policies to encourage entrepreneurship and streamlining research and development tax credits to support AI investments.


Top 10 Most Promising Toronto AI Startups

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As an effort to retain talent and make Toronto a global supplier of AI capability, the University of Toronto gathered a team of globally renowned researchers and founded the Vector Institute. Google and Uber are also investing in their own Artificial Intelligence hubs: Google Brain Toronto, which is the second Google Brain satellite office based in Canada, and Toronto division of Uber's Advanced Technologies Group. According to the team: "Meta is a tool that helps researchers understand what is happening globally in science and shows them where science is headed. Artificial Intelligence based Tenant Screening platform.