From medical technology to self-driving cars, urban technology and much more, applications are very diverse in the wide world of artificial intelligence (AI).
The province of Quebec and Canada are global leaders in AI. The Québec City region also contributes to this positioning through its expertise in fundamental and applied research as well as its industrial expertise. Indeed, Québec City stands out thanks to its capabilities in capturing and analyzing physical-world data for applications in diverse environments and disciplines, backed by strong fundamental research.
Discover how Québec City has all the ingredients of a winning recipe.
The Québec City region is host to many innovative businesses in AI, and for good reason. In this video, two world leaders share their innovations and their reasoning that led them to choose Québec City as a starting point to conquer the world:
With a wide variety of areas of application, a high level of collaboration from partners, and an impressive theoretical and applied research force, Québec City's artificial intelligence ecosystem has everything it takes to succeed and stand out!
This is one of the main findings of the Portrait of the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem of the Greater Québec City Region 2021, produced by Université Laval and Québec International. In this report, discover, in greater depth, how Québec City is mobilizing around artificial intelligence.
Nearly 100 businesses—including over 25 international players—develop or use AI technology solutions in their daily operations. Some find new opportunities for this technology, while others apply it to various sectors. Below is a sample of Québec City’s stakeholders in AI.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICES
ADNIA, Baseline, Bases.AI, BI Expertise, CGI, Compugen, Cortex, DataDis, 'E' Machine Learning, Effenti, Fujitsu, Hectiq.AI, INGENO, LGS, LTI, Microsoft, Neuraxio, NOVIPRO, Pipemind, SimplyPhi Solutions, SmartyfAI, STATLOG, Videns, Vooban
INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
ACCEO, Actito, Alfred, Botpress, Brizo Data, Constellio, Coveo, Crakmedia, Dialog Insight, Gartner, GDG Informatique et gestion, Korem, La Cité LP, Meta, Micro Logic, Mirego, Momentum Technologies, Nexio, NOOS Technologies, Oracle, OSF Global Services, Rakuten Ready, Rhetorik, SAS, SYNTELL, Tracefood, UEAT
AITera, Alizem, Amotus, BEAP, Bentley Systems, Blackware Technologies, Can-Explore, Ciena, Dimonoff, Esri Canada, Geolearn, Geosapiens, LeddarTech, Lumca, Nemesis Intelligence, Nyx Hemera Technologies, Pavemetrics, Siemens Canada, Systèmes VIREO, Ver-Mac, Waste Robotics
Over the past few years, local businesses and educational and research institutions have managed to realize their ambitions by securing adequate funding to support their growth.
Here are a few examples of recent investments that contribute Québec City’s reputation in the field of artificial intelligence.
Public funding: $3 million
Private investment: $227 million
Private investment: $130 million (2017) — Fundraising round: $31.4 million (2019)
Federal public investment: $230 million
Private investment: $10 million
Private investment: $69 million
Public funding: $21.5 million under the federal Strategic Investment Fund
Québec City shines by its capacity to integrate AI into a wide range of environments, thanks to its numerous specialized researchers. In this regard, Université Laval acts as a key stakeholder, while local entrepreneurs find innovative ways to apply new breakthroughs in diverse fields.
Here are some of the local organizations that carry out fundamental and applied research:
To learn more about research in AI, visit the dedicated web page.
In addition to making a major contribution to research in AI, Université Laval offers several training programs in this field to help shape the future generation, a generation apt to innovate and face the challenges of this fast-growing sector. Two master’s programs are focused especially on skill development for designing, developing, implementing and managing solutions that use artificial intelligence techniques:
CÉGEP DE SAINTE-FOY
Through continuing education, Cégep de Sainte-Foy offers several ways to develop and improve one’s knowledge in big data, business intelligence and artificial intelligence. Here are some of the programs:
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