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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.


Accenture Becomes Founding Sponsor of Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto

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Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau wears Accenture's AI-enabled DAQRI Smart Helmet during the launch of the Vector Institute for AI at the MaRs Discovery District in Toronto, Ont. Ben Holfed of Accenture's AI practice, left, helps Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau, right, use a DAQRI Smart Helmet during the launch of the Vector Institute for AI at the MaRs Discovery District "We are excited to work with the Vector Institute on this unprecedented collaboration in Canada, to explore how business, government, academia and innovators can continue to master AI – which increasingly is becoming the predominant way to create new business, economic and social value," said Bill Morris, senior managing director and Canada president of Accenture. Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau wears Accenture's AI-enabled DAQRI Smart Helmet during the launch of the Vector Institute for AI at the MaRs Discovery District in Toronto, Ont. Ben Holfed of Accenture's AI practice, left, helps Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau, right, use a DAQRI Smart Helmet during the launch of the Vector Institute for AI at the MaRs Discovery District


Uber Builds AI Team in Toronto as It Fights Self-Driving Car Lawsuit at Home

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Uber Technologies Inc., in the midst of legal battle with Alphabet Inc. over self-driving car technology, is building a new artificial intelligence team in Toronto to help improve its autonomous vehicle software. Uber is also investing $5 million over several years in the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a non-profit affiliated with the university. "The University of Toronto has long been considered a global leader in artificial intelligence research. The future of Uber's project is partly in the hands of Judge William Alsup, who is presiding over a lawsuit against Uber brought by Alphabet's Waymo.


Uber building an artificial intelligence team in Toronto

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Uber, in the midst of legal battle with Google over self-driving car technology, is building a new artificial intelligence team in Toronto to help improve its autonomous vehicle software. Uber is also investing US$5 million over several years in the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a non-profit affiliated with the university. "The University of Toronto has long been considered a global leader in artificial intelligence research. The future of Uber's project is partly in the hands of Judge William Alsup, who is presiding over a lawsuit against Uber brought by Google's Waymo.


Uber sets up new ATG self-driving office in Toronto, with AI researcher Raquel Urtasun at the helm The Tech Portal

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As announced today, a new R&D center is coming up in Toronto and will be spearheaded by local AI researcher Raquel Urtasun. Uber is not only appending the R&D of its own AI technologies at the ATG offices but is contributing to Toronto's efforts as a whole. It is a non-profit research institute co-founded by Raquel Urtasun for further development of the country's artificial intelligence efforts. That's why we're so pleased to see Professor Raquel Urtasun, one of the world's leading researchers in the field of machine perception, take on this incredibly exciting role.


Uber hires Raquel Urtasun to lead a new ATG self-driving unit in Toronto

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Uber is expanding its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) with a new office in Toronto, headed by local AI researcher Raquel Urtasun, a University of Toronto professor and the Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Urtasun's work on self-driving technology in general, and specifically with perception algorithms that help autonomous vehicles take better measure of their surroundings, have made her an influential figure in the growing self-driving space. With Uber's ATG setting up shop in the city, Canada secures one more reason for AI talent to stay local, and one more reason for global talent to settle in and around Toronto's growing industry hub. In a blog post announcing the news, Travis Kalanick wrote that this is also intended to help continue to support Toronto's work in progressing transportation tech via the city's ongoing commitment to research.


Uber hires Racquel Urtasun to lead a new ATG self-driving unit in Toronto

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Uber is expanding its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) with a new office in Toronto, headed by local AI researcher Racquel Urtasun, a University of Toronto professor and the Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Urtasun's work on self-driving technology in general, and specifically with perception algorithms that help autonomous vehicles take better measure of their surroundings, have made her an influential figure in the growing self-driving space. With Uber's ATG setting up shop in the city, Canada secures one more reason for AI talent to stay local, and one more reason for global talent to settle in and around Toronto's growing industry hub. In a blog post announcing the news, Travis Kalanick wrote that this is also intended to help continue to support Toronto's work in progressing transportation tech via the city's ongoing commitment to research.


One reason more software engineers are heading to Toronto: Trump

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The Vector Institute in Toronto has only been around for a few weeks, and it is already attracting top machine learning talent from Silicon Valley. Raquel Urtasun, co-founder of the Vector Institute, told CNBC. Many of the best people in deep learning and machine learning come from University of Toronto, following in the footsteps of deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton," said Jacobs.


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The Vector Institute is dedicated to the transformative field of artificial intelligence, excelling in machine and deep learning research.


Canada: the leader of Artificial Intelligence

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This implies that both the public sector and the private sector have the initiative to offer favorable financing options, especially to small and medium-sized companies to increase the quality supply concerning artificial intelligence, educational programs, and knowledge, as well as exchange best practices with which it would be promoting the adoption of artificial intelligence and related digital technologies in the business community. Today there is artificial intelligence, computer science and computational linguistics graduate programs in universities of all across Canada. In Canada, places such as University of Alberta, Université de Montréal and Toronto University have allowed Canadian pioneers such as Richard Sutton, Yoshua Bengio, and Geoff Hinton respectively to achieve funding from the great technological companies is arriving in Canada. Consequently, it will spur economic growth in Canada by attracting talent and investment, supporting scale-up firms and enabling established business to be best-in-class adopters of artificial intelligence.