The International Centre of Expertise in Montréal for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence is here! 🤖

published on June 22, 2020
Trends and Technology What's New in Montréal

Montréal is a world leader in Artificial Intelligence, home to some of the biggest innovators in the field. And now, in collaboration with the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) and the government of France, the International Centre of Expertise in Montréal for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (ICEMAI for those on a tight schedule) is here to set the path forward.

A hub of responsible AI 

Focusing on Responsible AI and Data Governance, the ICEMAI will work closely with a sister Centre of Expertise in Paris on the continued advancement, innovation and commercialization of AI technologies worldwide, a fitting role given the city's role as the birthplace of the Montréal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence created in 2017 at that year’s Forum on the Socially Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence.

The International joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Organization (IJCAI) has also named Montréal the host city for its 2021 convention, following successful events in Melbourne, Beijing, New York and Barcelona. More than 3,000 experts in the fields of AI, machine learning, and deep learning will gather in the city and online, in the process raising the bar for future development.

City of AI leaders 

Montréal’s AI players read like a who’s who in the field, with heavy hitters like Google, Microsoft, IBM Research, Facebook’s FAIR, DeepMind, Thales, the Havas Group, Huawei, Samsung, Good AI Capital, and Ericsson all active in the city.

Montréal is also home to some of the world’s leading research organizations, including the Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO), Mila (the Montréal Institute for Learning Algorithms) at the University of Montréal led by international trendsetting researcher Yoshua Bengio.

To keep track of some of the local accomplishments in AI, you won’t want to miss our list of the latest and greatest achievements in Montréal – a list that grows every month.


Read this next: Montréal named the best student city in the Americas for the fourth year in a row! 

Discover more ways that Montréal works for you 

[COVID-19] To keep informed about the current situation
Learn more