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Recommended Viewing | Hello World Canada: The Rise of AI

Recommended Viewing | Hello World Canada: The Rise of AI

Last month, Hello World premiered an all Canadian AI episode on Bloomberg Business Week. In this episode, journalist and best-selling author Ashlee Vance travels across the country to talk to the best minds in artificial intelligence, provide a bit of a history lesson, and wade through the pop culture representations and ethical concerns about the future of our relationship with this much talked about technology. 

With his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, Vance travels to Edmonton to highlight the work of Richard Sutton in the field of reinforcement learning and to meet some of the talented researchers working in this field in some unique ways. 

Startup Edmonton Notes: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Startup Community

Startup Edmonton Notes: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Startup Community

At the Mayor's State of the City address last month, we heard a lot about companies in Edmonton that are embracing technology to scale traditional industries and business models. Mayor Iveson cited Jobber, a member and Launch Party alumni company, as one of the local technology companies that is growing at an incredible rate and doing so by applying technology to optimize thousands of small businesses around the world, from landscaping to appliance repair and almost any service industry in between. 

Here at Startup Edmonton, I hear a lot every day about machine intelligence and the opportunities for Edmonton to take a leading role in the way these technologies are integrated into businesses of all sizes and in all industries. We have leading researchers and students at Amii at the University of Alberta, but we also have startup and technology communities that are hungry to learn and implement these research principles into their products & projects.