Alphabet chair praises Canada’s AI innovations at Google’s Go North

If there’s any country that’s at the forefront of #AI innovation, it’s Canada. #GoNorth »

  • The head of Google’s parent company contrasted divisive U.S. politics against Canada’s innovation and immigration-friendly policies Thursday, adding his company owes this country a favour – one the Prime Minister said he’d be sure to call in.
  • Google is among the backers of the Vector Institute, a Toronto-based artificial intelligence research lab which is part of Ottawa’s strategy to drive innovation in Canada.
  • The U.S., Canada and Mexico have been in prolonged negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement, a deal Schmidt said has been “enormously successful.”
  • Schmidt added that he was worried about the impact that U.S. identity politics under Donald Trump – in contrast to Canada’s focus on inclusivity and diversity – would have on the countries’ dealings.
  • Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement Schmidt noted that the U.S. is “critically dependent” on supply chains from Canada, “including the back and forth that we have in the tech industry.”

Alphabet Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt said during an onstage chat with Justin Trudeau in Toronto that his company is ‘enormously thankful to Canadians’ for the country’s artificial intelligence innovations
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What Canada is Doing to Retain Its Lead in Artificial Intelligence

What #Canada is Doing to Retain It's Lead in #ArtificialIntelligence 

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  • You see, strong public support for research programs and world class expertise at Canadian universities has helped propel Canada to a position as leader in artificial intelligence and deep learning research and use.
  • Canadian talent and ideas are in high demand around the world—but activity needs to remain in Canada to harness the benefits from artificial intelligence.
  • So to retain and attract top academic talent, and to increase the number of post-graduate trainees and researchers studying artificial intelligence and deep learning, our latest budget proposes to provide $125 million to launch a Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy for research and talent.
  • The Strategy will promote collaboration between Canada’s main centres of expertise in Montréal, Toronto-Waterloo and Edmonton and position Canada as a world-leading destination for companies seeking to invest in artificial intelligence and innovation.
  • A leader in the area of artificial intelligence, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research will be responsible for administering the funding for the new Strategy.

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