AI in Canada

Canada is a proud International Host of AI World and will be participating in the AI World conference and expo programs. Canada has become a hotbed of AI activity where the public sector, academic community and private sector are working together to advance the possibilities of AI. Hear from some of these leaders and AI start-ups, and learn first-hand how your enterprise can take advantage of all that Canada’s AI initiatives have to offer.

Learn more - download our AI Trends special report series on AI in Canada.

Monday, December 3, 2018

5:45 pm AI World Conference Attendee Roundtable Discussion

Join AI World conference attendees at our special roundtable discussions, and meet one-on-one with Canadian AI executives who will be there to discuss the many opportunities and programs available throughout the Canadian AI ecosystem for both startups and enterprises.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

11:30 Executive Roundtable: Adoption & Integration of AI in Healthcare  

Panelist: Mushahwar_VivianVivian K. Mushahwar, PhD, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta

AI Startup Pavilion
1:00 Panel: AI: Follow the Money

Bannister_JanetJanet Bannister, Partner, Real Ventures 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

11:45 KEYNOTE: AI in Canada

Givoni_InmarInmar Givoni, PhD, Sr Engineering Manager, Uber ATG

Canada is central to the story of AI. It is the birthplace of fundamental research impacting all recent advances in academia and industry. It is also home to a rapidly growing ecosystem welcoming exciting new start-ups as well as major technology industry players. Join me as I share with you the Canadian AI story as I experienced first hand, and what I believe is yet to come. 

12:10 Executive Roundtable: Global Focus: AI Around the World

Sucher_BenjiBenji Sucher, VP and COO (Layer 6 AI), TD Bank Group 

Emerging Technologies & the Future of AI
2:30 Panel: Emerging AI Trends: Removing Bias and Explainable AI (XAI)

Fernandez_SheldonSheldon Fernandez, CEO, DarwinAI

AI Technology Solutions Theater
12:30 Three Steps to Applying Machine Learning to Self-driving Vehicles

Gariepy_RyanRyan Gariepy, CTO, OTTO Motors

Recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have unlocked new capabilities and potential for autonomous self-driving vehicles. However, bringing these vehicles outside of the lab into the real world requires careful consideration of safety and reliability. Ryan Gariepy of Clearpath Robotics & OTTO Motors will not only tell you why starting by putting self-driving vehicles on the road as a first step isn't a good idea, he will also tell you how his team is able to take advantage of state of the art research without compromising safety. 

SEMINAR - Building AI-powered Natural Language Solutions
3:20 Panel: State of the Technology: AI-driven Speech Recognition and NLP

Panelist: Fung_JosephJoseph Fung, CEO and Co-founder, Kiite