A massive global Artificial Intelligence conference is coming to Montreal

Nov 24 2017, 6:49 pm

Montreal will host a major AI conference in October 2021.

The conference is being organized by the Palais des congrès de Montréal and James Clark, a professor at the McGill Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of its Centre for Intelligent Machines.

The international conference will bring together nearly 6,000 world’s biggest and brightest in artificial intelligence.

The conference is also expected to generate a burst of tourism in the city. According to organizers, the event will generate an estimated $12.7 million in tourism revenues for Montréal and Québec.

This is the third large-scale AI event that Palais des congrès has announced in the last three month, confirming that Montreal is a leader in artificial intelligence and tech.

“Winning the bid speaks to the importance of making clear the added value of hosting this major international event in Montréal,” said Professor Clark in a statement.

“Montréal is known for its advanced technological expertise, and this represents an opportunity for the city to showcase its active AI industry and excellent research centres.”

Over the last several months,  Facebook, Samsung, and RBC announced they would be setting up AI research labs in the city.

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