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Join Edmonton Global at World Summit AI

World Summit AI is the world’s leading and largest AI summit bringing together the global AI ecosystem of industry, technology, startups, investors and science. Many of the world’s biggest AI and tech companies participate as speakers, covering the trending topics that are top of mind in the AI world.

This year Edmonton Global has partnered with Invest in Canada and the Trade Commissioner in the Netherlands and will be launching a taking over the Canadian booth on October 22, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00am (MST) to share some of the exciting things that are happening in the AI ecosystem in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Forward thinking initiatives, like the Pan Canadian AI strategy have built an ecosystem around artificial intelligence and machine learning that is world class and the region has attracted some of the worlds brightest minds in AI including Richard Sutton, Michael Bowling and Patrick Pilarski.

These strengths are being leveraged by both local industry and international firms as the region continues to gain recognition around the globe. Led by investments from Google DeepMind and Google Brain, Microsoft, and Apple and anchored by the University of Alberta – ranked 3rd in the world for AI research, the Edmonton region continues to grow and expand its AI expertise. The region is attracting a lot of attention with large multinationals like Toyota, Volkswagen, and IBM looking to chase the talent that exists here.  

“More and more the world is waking up to the fact that AI has the ability to transform business – to improve business operations, increase efficiencies and accelerate scalability” says Edmonton Global’s Amanpreet Bhatti, who will be the host of Canada’s booth. “We’re bringing together academic and industry leaders to showcase the incredible talent and expertise that exists here and provide a platform to showcase our region to the world.”

Amanpreet Bhatti, Business Development Associate, Edmonton Global

At the summit, Edmonton Global will be joined by a number of leaders and researchers from the Alberta Machine Intelligence (Amii), part of the Pan Canadian AI Strategy, to talk about how their organization can partner with industry to assist with adoption of AI tools. They’ll share some of the interesting things that they are working on and provide an overview of the AI ecosystem in Edmonton.

We’ll also be hosting local business leaders from AltaML, whose business model is focused helping businesses to integrate AI into their operations, as well as Williams Engineering, who has benefitted from building such a partnership with AltaML. You’ll hear how businesses working in traditional sectors are successfully leveraging the strength of AI to expand their business model into the tech space.

We’ll also be sharing perspectives from a global data analytics firm, Ixonn, which has recently chosen the Edmonton region as the location for their North American headquarters and central hub for their research and development and you’ll hear why Google DeepMind chose the Edmonton region as the location for its first international research lab.

If all that isn’t enough to convince you that this event is not to be missed, visitors to our takeover of the Canada booth will have the opportunity to test their poker skills against an actual AI with Amii’s Deepstack demonstration.

We’re looking forward to connecting with you virtually and sharing with you some of the opportunities that exist for your business in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.

You can access discounted tickets to World Summit AI here.

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