Today in AI: NextAI expands program to Montreal & Deep (co-founded by N36 alum) joins Vector Institute

Feb 16, 2018

NextAI expands program to Montreal as part of the AI-Powered Supply Chain Supercluster

NEXT Canada announced that it is joining the Montreal-based SCALE.AI AI-Powered Supply Chain Supercluster, one of the superclusters receiving part of $950 million from the government’s supercluster initiative announced yesterday.

The partnership will allow the company to bring its NextAI venture accelerator program to Montreal. The expansion to Quebec is NEXT Canada’s first physical presence outside Ontario.

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Deep joins the Vector Institute, co-founded by Next 36 alum Ragavan Thurairatnam, announced that it is now a partner of Toronto’s Vector Institute, which is working to be a hub for artificial intelligence research.

At the launch of tin March 2017, the government announced that 30 companies were dedicating $80 million to the Institute. is now a Bronze sponsor of the Vector Institute, joining companies like, the Chan Zuckerberg initiative, and as companies contributing $20,000 a year over the next ten years.

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