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Canadian AI innovators, your time is now

Jan 25, 2017

Canada has been quietly investing in artificial intelligence research for the past 30 years, but according to Anthony Lacavera (Next 36 Co-chair), academic investment may no longer be enough. “From my perspective, the way to really get Canada into a leadership position in AI is to actually focus on commercialization,” said Lacavera. The goal of commercialization and integration is precisely what NEXT Canada’s NextAI program attempts to kickstart with its latest announcement: a $5M+ investment from Founding Partners Scotiabank, RBC, BDC and Magna International to grow Canada's AI ecosystem.

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