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Montréal: Artificial intelligence serving the common good

Home to a thriving artificial intelligence ecosystem, Montréal has a dynamic scientific community that includes the world’s largest concentration of academic researchers in deep learning at Mila, the Québec artificial intelligence institute.

Thanks to the work of highly respected researchers such as Yoshua Bengio, leading-edge expertise was developed in recent years that is increasingly attracting the world’s very top players in AI.

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in Canada for university research funding
that is based on the common good and ethics
researchers at Mila
workers with AI-related skills
university students in AI-related programs in Québec

Montréal is the place to be for foreign companies looking to shine in the field of AI

The city’s unrivalled appeal has allowed Montréal International to support $2.4B in foreign direct investments with a component in AI during the 2018-2022 period.

  1. A unique ecosystem and a critical mass of businesses
  2. The largest university research hub in Canada
  3. World-renowned experts: Yoshua Bengio, Joelle Pineau, Hugo Larochelle, Irina Rish
  4. The Canadian government chose Montréal as headquarters for SCALE AI, Canada’s AI supply chain supercluster
  5. A unique institute (IVADO) and major investments (Canada First Research Excellence Fund)

They chose Montréal

“ Microsoft is very excited about the idea of collaborating with professors and students in Montréal’s huge tech community. The city is becoming a global hub for research and innovation in artificial intelligence. ”

Brad Smith

President, Microsoft

“ We are thrilled to be expanding our global community of specialists with the extraordinary pool of talent in Montréal, and to be growing our footprint in Canada by partnering with companies to help them better integrate artificial intelligence into their activities. ”

Jeremy Palmer

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, QuantumBlack

“ Montréal is well-known for its vibrant tech and AI scene. With our presence in Montréal, we’re confident that collaboration and local partnerships will allow us to continue to grow, drive innovation and ensure that Montréal is a global leader in fundamental AI research. ”

Elaine Marin

Senior Business Manager, Microsoft Research Montréal

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