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Pan-Canadian AI Strategy virtual symposium [partner event]

  • 19 Jan 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual event
  • 100


  • Free of charge
  • Free of charge

    Dates: January 19, 2021 from 11 am to 3 pm EST; February 24, 2021 at 9 am EST 

    Venue: Virtual 

    Target audience: AI start-ups based in Eurasia, AI Institutes and Universities, research-lead businesses, manufacturing industries 4.0, academia and thought leaders across all disciplines, investors, government agencies engaging the private sector and advancing the innovation agenda

    Sectors: Life sciences and pharma, telecommunications, IT, consumer electronics, connected and autonomous vehicles, aviation, education, etc. 

    The artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning revolution are well underway, and Canada is at its forefront. Canada was the first country in the world to announce a national strategy for AI back in March 2017. From top-ranked educational institutions and market-leading tech companies to world-renowned researchers, Canada’s AI ecosystems are leading global AI developments.  Canadian AI ecosystem is currently composed of more than 850 start-up companies, 20 public research labs, 75 incubators and accelerators, and 60 groups of investors from across the country, grouped in major hubs such as Montreal, Toronto, Waterloo, Edmonton, and Vancouver. 

    As international and multi-stakeholder collaborations are critical to the responsible use and development of AI based on shared values (human rights, diversity, inclusion, innovation, and economic growth), CERBA is proud to make its input to nourish shared values between Canada and Eurasian countries and foster their collaboration in the field of AI.

    P R O G R A M

    SESSION 1.    The 19th of January from 11 am to 3 pm EST “Pan-Canadian AI Strategy virtual symposium with CIFAR” [partner event]

      The Pan-Canadian AI Strategy virtual symposium brings together academic researchers, students, and industry and thought leaders to feature the latest developments in machine learning research by some of the world’s leading AI researchers, and to announce the launch of the Canadian National Program of Activities. 

      Download the program here. 

        SESSION 2.    The 24th of February “Canada Eurasia AI Matchmaking Campaign”
        • Invited organizations.

        Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie in Québec

        Canadian-based global research organization (CIFAR)

        The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI). 

        Open Government Partnerships (member-countries from Eurasia: Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine)

        International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital (OBVIA)

        Artificial Intelligence Hub, External and Trade Policy Branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

        Montréal International

        • Networking with Canadian entities and companies in small groups. 

        Invest in Canada 
        International Development Research Centre 
        Montreal International 
        Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII) 
        Vector Institute for artificial intelligence 
        Quebec AI Institute (Mila) 
        Companies operating and/or currently hiring  specialists in AI 



        What’s in it for you?

        • Establish contacts with Canadian entities that prioritize and lead AI research and development
        • Tap into a growing AI talent pool 
        • Advance and leverage national AI research capabilities in various industries (drug discovery, machine learning for health, autonomous vehicles, material discovery, human AI interaction, etc)
        • Partner with leading Canadian AI research institutes on new technology developments 
        • Get trained in AI 
        • Invest in Canada 
        • Get a job in the field of AI

          Register to attend

          • Register through the CERBA portal for both events if you are a Eurasian company interested in participating and receiving CERBA assistance.
          • The CERBA portal is instrumental in having CERBA Regional directors qualifying your request and introduce you to potential partners, financial institutions and investors, employers and more.
          • There is no need to be part of Pan-Canadian AI Strategy virtual symposium to have the opportunity to participate in the Matchmaking program.

          For  more information, please, contact

           Marina Belskikh, Regional Director of CERBA in Montreal and Ottawa, 

          via email [email protected] or tel. +1  (514) 5161178


          Alex Grichine, Regional Director of CERBA in Moscow

          via email [email protected] or tel. +7 (495) 134-0268.