Today in AI updates: Stradigi joins IVADO, joins NVIDIA partner network


Several Canadian startups have made announcements and launched new features to make strides in AI. Here’s the latest on Canada’s movers and shakers.

Stradigi joins IVADO

Montreal-based software development company Stradigi has joined the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO), an initiative that brings together industry and academic researchers to advance expertise in data science, operational research, and artificial intelligence.

IVADO is a joint venture with HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, and the Université de Montréal. In September 2017, Stradigi opened an AI lab to build AI solutions in the medical, healthcare, sport, and ecommerce industries.

Through this partnership, Stradigi hopes to develop expertise in forecasting potential life-threatening events for patients, identifying personalized treatment policies, and creating a chatbot able to answer real-time medical questions.

“The synergy between Stradigi and IVADO will lead to tremendous opportunities for growth and innovation. We’re thrilled to contribute our extensive knowledge, expertise and research in artificial intelligence, especially in regards to the medical sector,” said Basil Bouraropoulos, CEO and co-founder of Stradigi. “I have no doubt that our successful collaboration will continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible and truly cement Montreal’s reputation as a leader in the global tech community.” joins NVIDIA partner network as first Canadian partner

Toronto-based, which works with enterprises to build and deploy AI systems, has joined the NVIDIA Partner Network comprised of deep learning companies that deliver services leveraging NVIDIA’s GPU cloud computing platform for business.

Santa Clara-based NVIDIA’s GPU computing platform is targeted to AI researchers, and works to bridge the gap between the massive data sets researchers work with, and the computing power needed to gain insights.

“Until recently, there have only been a handful of industry applications for deep learning that have shown what the technology can really do for business,” said’s co-founder and chief of machine learning, Ragavan Thurairatnam. “ is setting out to change that, and our work with NVIDIA will be key to engaging enterprises as comprehensively as possible.”

The company raised a $9 million Series A in September 2017 to invest in more resources, hardware, and scale international expansion. 

“We are delighted to welcome as our first Canadian services delivery partner in the global NVIDIA Partner Network,” said Craig Weinstein, VP of the Americas Partner Organization at NVIDIA. “ will play a key role helping US and Canadian enterprises take advantage of our GPU computing platform to advance their use of AI for business.”

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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