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Toronto, May 1 (Canadian-Media): Computing power caught up to their mathematics by a small group of researchers from Toronto led by Geoffrey Hinton worked at MaRS Discovery District (MaRSDD) and the world woke up to the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and made Toronto as the worlds's AI capital, MaRSDD reports said.
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With the booming of this industry, talent and expertise built up in this region over years have made Toronto a top destination for companies to find a competitive edge. Major investments in AI labs here have been made by Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Samsung, Uber, Intel, LG, General Motors and Thomson Reuters. Innovative AI-based products for sectors ranging from security and advanced manufacturing to farming and financial services are being delivered by Toronto’s thriving startup ecosystem, the fastest growing in North America.
That also makes Toronto a natural home for Collision, the fastest-growing tech conference in North America, now in its fifth year. The conference, taking place at the Enercare Centre, Toronto this May, is expected to draw 25,000 attendees and is a major event for North American startups, investors, corporates and scientists.
Citing Toronto’s flourishing AI ecosystem, Collision CEO Paddy Cosgrave has decided to stage the conference here for the next three years.
Toronto prepares to welcome the AI community’s most brilliant minds. The four noteworthy speakers would be: Mona Siddiqui, chief data officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Hicham Oudghiri, co-founder and CEO, Enigma; Daphne Koller, co-founder and co-chairman, Coursera; Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO, Wolfram Research.