New space will facilitate collaboration between industry and academia to bring new AI products to market.

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2018

The federal government believes Edmonton and the University of Alberta will lead Canada into the coming artificial intelligence (AI) revolution, which is expected to increase global GDP by $15.7 trillion by 2030 and disrupt every facet of life.

That’s why Western Economic Diversification Canada announced $2.5 million for the creation of the Artificial Intelligence-Supercomputing Hub for Academic and Industry Collaboration at the U of A, today.

The innovative space, designed to be a collaborative link between industry and academia to bring new AI products to market, will be equipped with high performance computers capable of processing vast amounts of raw data in hours instead of days.

“In a market of such potential, Canada must take part and I believe Edmonton can lead us,” said Amerjeet Sohi, federal minister of natural reso...

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