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

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  • 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.
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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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