Scale AI, Canada’s federally funded AI Global Innovation Cluster, is presenting the country’s largest gathering dedicated to Canadian artificial intelligence (AI), ALL IN. The event will bring together leading AI experts, industry members, startups, investors, and researchers to share their insights and explore how AI is transforming the Canadian economy.
Federal, provincial and municipal government stakeholders will also take part in the event scheduled for the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Sept. 27 and 28. The event is co-organized with CEIMIA, an international non-profit organization working on responsible AI development, Mila – Quebec AI Institute, and the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal.
As AI continues to advance at a rapid pace, it is our responsibility to ensure that its development is done responsibly.
The event will feature more than 60 case studies of AI projects successfully deployed in various industries and showcase Canada’s top 100 AI startups, according to ALL IN. Executives from Canadian AI companies will also join AI researchers to discuss key challenges regarding AI applications within areas such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing, supply chain management, retail, and the environment.
The importance of better regulation and governance of AI to ensure responsible, fair, and equitable access to AI for all will also be addressed.
Over 1,400 participants are expected on site, including 300 members of foreign delegations, as well as over 10,000 participants online.
High-profile speakers include AI and business leaders from organizations such as Bombardier, Air Canada, Wealthsimple, Cohere, Coveo, Kruger and many others. Several professors, including some from McGill University, Université de Montréal, and the University of British Columbia, will also discuss their AI research.
Scale AI acts as an investment and innovation hub that aims to accelerate the rapid adoption and integration of AI and contributes to developing a Canadian AI ecosystem. Based in Montreal and funded by the federal government and the Quebec government, Scale AI works with more than 500 industry partners, research institutes, and other players in the field of AI.
Yoshua Bengio, founder and scientific director of Mila, said in a statement: “As AI continues to advance at a rapid pace, it is our responsibility to ensure that its development is done responsibly. ALL IN is an opportunity to address the complex issues of ethics, transparency, and fairness.”
François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, called ALL IN a tribute to Canadian expertise in artificial intelligence. “It’s also an opportunity to consolidate our position as a world leader in this promising and transformative field, whose opportunities we know how to seize,” Champagne said. “That’s why our government is proud to support this event, which will enable us to establish partnerships, exchange knowledge, and propel the next wave of artificial intelligence innovation in Canada.”
BetaKit is an ALL IN media partner. At 11:30 a.m. on the main stage on Sept. 27, BetaKit Podcast co-host Rob Kenedi will be moderating a panel that showcases Canadian “Rising Champions” who are working on groundbreaking AI projects.
Image courtesy of Scale AI.