Montréal welcomes World Summit AI for 2019-2021!

published on November 22, 2018
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As one of the world’s most important gatherings in Artificial Intelligence, the World Summit AI brings together the brightest stars in the field to share ideas, network and form new connections to take Artificial Intelligence into the future. This year’s edition at the Gashouder in Amsterdam welcomed over 6,000 specialists, developers and researchers from over 160 countries and featured a headline keynote address from The University of Montréal’s Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research Yoshua Bengio.

As home to some of the world’s biggest players in the field of AI research and development, we’ve had the opportunity to toot our own horn in terms of Montréal’s accomplishments (and important diversity too) in the realm of Artificial Intelligence. Add to the list the recent announcement that Montréal will play host to the World Summit AI for 2019 through to 2021!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, World Summit AI 2020 has moved to an online-only format. See website for further details.

Montréal’s place at the forefront

Home to leading AI organizations like The Institue for Data Valorisation (IVADO) and MILA (the Montréal Institue for Learning Algorithms), groundbreaking startups like Element AI and, and heavy hitters like Google, Samsung, Microsoft and Facebook active in the city, Montréal is an AI powerhouse and the world knows it. Currently over 91,000 qualified experts work in 5,000 facilities – with 9,000 university-level students studying AI and Data programs, preparing to join them – keep Montréal a buzzing hive of AI-related activity.

The perfect location for your next AI event

With a wealth of inspiring and unforgettable event venues suited for meetings both big and small, a world-class hotel scene that’s ahead of the curve, and a few awards on the mantelpiece we’re very proud of, we think it’s easy to see that Montréal is the perfect spot to host any AI event.

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