If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
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LG Electronics has tapped Dr. Darin Graham as the head of the LG Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab in Toronto. Graham is an expert on AI networks and will be responsible for strengthening LG's North American AI capacity through strategic partnerships with industry and academia in Canada. Previously, Graham helped establish founding operations of the Vector Institute, a world-renowned artificial intelligence research organization. Further, he brings over 20 years of experience in leading innovative projects that bring creative ideas to the market. Graham has led several international research and development programs and was pivotal in building Canada's AI ecosystem.
Each Canada Day, PwC and CB Insights join forces to release the Periodic Table of Tech in Canada, which exhibits 150 of the most prominent Canadian venture-backed technology companies, investors, and exits. The country's anniversary is a fitting occasion to display and celebrate the abundant ambition and achievement in Canada's tech sector. Click to enlarge or download hi-res version. The 2019 Table is comprised of 108 venture-backed technology companies, 20 investors, and 22 exits. Those listed on the Table were selected using a methodology that focuses exclusively on the venture-backed ecosystem in Canada.
Ontario is no latecomer to the artificial intelligence age in Canada. In fact, decades ago, it was here that Geoffrey Hinton and a band of AI pioneers hunkered down in labs in Toronto and Waterloo, sustaining what has become today's hottest discipline. Their perseverance to unlock the potential of neural networks has made the province a leading source of AI talent and a magnet for tech's biggest players. In Ontario, businesses can also tap into our world-renowned AI ecosystem to build a sustainable business model while championing the responsible and ethical use of artificial intelligence. And Canada stands out as a place that remains open to differing points of view, connected to the world and free to work collaboratively in our common quest to meet the challenges of our time.
Welcome to the now "annual" Canadian AI Ecosystem Map. What a year it's been. The report also goes to feed the excellent (and searchable!) directory at Canada.ai. The point of creating this map was to emphasize that the strength lies in the Canadian AI Ecosystem, as opposed to just one city's. This year, we've seen ties strengthen, but also some weaknesses exposed.
AltDeep is a weekly curated newsletter focused on microtrend-spotting in data science, machine learning, and AI. Curated posts aimed at spotting microtrends in data science, machine learning, and AI. Read together, these two posts bring you up to speed quickly. This is a good report, tying together items report here and elsewhere. It goes beyond the big research milestones to talk about broader trends in industry and across borders.
Khan is a migration specialist with 16 years experience in the industry. He is an immigration consultant in Canada accredited with Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Khan specializes in Canadian immigration that includes: Refugee, Investors, Entrepreneur, Temporary Foreign Worker program and Employment Specific Training. Over the years, Khan has held Canadian immigration and recruitment offices here in Canada along with U.A.E, New Zealand, Taiwan, Pakistan and the Philippines processing Canadian immigration cases and facilitating Canadian employers with job-specific trained staff that were later integrated though federal immigration system or provincial nominee programs that resulted in permanent residency which paved the way to citizenship. He also established Continental Career Training Ltd., which is a multi-disciplined, online education training company that has existed for more than 10.5 years.
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Montreal-based VirtualMED is partnering with HealthTap, an American healthtech company, to offer AI-powered virtual care to Canadians. VirtualMED's licensed physicians will now be available through an app, which provides personalized diagnoses and treatment plans through artificial intelligence. "HealthTap is excited to partner with VirtualMED to overcome the issues that affect Canadian healthcare." HealthTap provides access to primary healthcare through an AI-powered platform, which personalizes users' care and enables an instant connection between the members and doctors. VirtualMED said its members can also receive affordable virtual care while travelling in the US.