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Canada-Arab Artificial Intelligence Forum

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
  • 12:00 PM

CABC would like to invite you to its first edition of the Canada-Arab Artificial Intelligence Forum on August 24th - 25th from 9:00 – 12:00 EDT. This is a free to attend event. 

This 2-day informative business program presents a great opportunity to hear from senior government, industry, businesses and academics about the opportunities in the region, market-entry strategies and engagement tools needed to enter new markets and capitalize on the strong relationships that Canada and the MENA region enjoy. 

Fueled by the fourth industrial revolution and the recent pandemic, governments, businesses and universities across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are beginning to realize the shift towards AI and advanced technologies in order to diversify from oil and remain sustainable. With the development of nationalistic policies on AI, it is estimated that the region is expected to accrue 2% of the total global benefits of AI in 2030, which is equivalent to CAD$400 billion. 

Canada has a thriving AI ecosystem 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 Montréal, Toronto, Waterloo, Edmonton and Vancouver. The $125 million Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, announced in Budget 2017 and led by CIFAR, is working to strengthen and build on Canada’s leadership in AI. The strategy supports research on the implications of AI for society, including the economic, ethical, political and legal implications of advances in AI (www.canada.ca). Topics: Ministerial representation from Arab countries on their AI policy and economic development; Canada's AI provincial landscape includes speakers from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Forum AI in Quebec, AInbBC, AMii; Canadian Business Successes in the region; Investor panel includes Venture Capitalists, Private Equity, Angel Investors Education and Institutes panel.

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