Canada has established itself as a rapidly growing global hub for artificial intelligence (AI) innovation and commercialization. This roots deep into the history of early programs and funding provided by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to such AI pioneers as Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, and Richard Sutton, as well as a tradition of focused government investment programs, private sector initiatives, a network of centers of excellence, and attractive immigration programs, aimed at catching top talent from overseas. Indeed, the government is quite active in pushing the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, aiming at supporting AI research and talent attraction and retention in Canada.
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