Montreal International: Launch of the International Centre of Expertise for the Advancement of AI

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The International Centre of Expertise in Montréal for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (ICEMAI) has officially launched its activities in Montreal

Established under the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), the International Centre of Expertise in Montréal for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (ICEMAI), will work on four themes, two of which will be supported by ICEMAI: responsible use of AI and data governance. A similar centre of expertise based in Paris will address two other themes: the future of work, and innovation and commercialization of AI. Given the current environment, the GPAI will also examine how AI can be used to develop technological solutions to better respond to pandemics such as that of COVID-19.

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Montréal International has been involved in the creation of this centre since 2018

Montréal International has been involved in the creation of this centre since 2018, when the Québec government announced $5 million in funding to establish or attract an international AI organization in Montréal, a project that was also supported by the Government of Canada, which invested close to $10 million. “Guiding the development of the centre was a long and dedicated effort, masterfully carried out by our team, and we’re extremely pleased with the result,” says Stéphane Paquet, President and CEO of Montréal International. “This initiative combines two of Montréal’s great strengths: its ecosystems of international organizations and of artificial intelligence. The centre will do much to promote our city’s expertise around the world. ”

ICEMAI will organize the first international meeting of the GPAI’s multi-stakeholder expert group in Montréal in December 2020. The GPAI already has 15 members guiding the development and responsible use of AI, and it facilitates international and multi-stakeholder collaboration by bringing together experts from industry, civil society, government and academia.

ABOUT MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL

For more than 20 years, Montréal International (MI) has contributed to building Greater Montréal’s international reputation and prosperity by acting as a driving force for economic development. Its mandate is to attract direct foreign investment, international organizations, entrepreneurs, talented workers and international students to the region. Created in 1996, Montréal International is a non-profit organization that is financed by the private sector, the governments of Canada and Québec, the Montréal Metropolitan Community and the City of Montréal.

Source: Montreal International