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3 must-see Canadian AI events of 2019

Personal assistants. Automation. Smart homes. Hailed by many as the fourth industrial revolution, machine intelligence is bringing remarkable changes everywhere – Canada included. We are fortunate to have places like Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto leading the way as Canada’s major centres for artificial intelligence. Notably, they are also home to some of Canada’s most exciting AI events.

If you want to learn how to harness the technologies that are shaping our future, here are three Canadian AI events you should consider checking out in the coming months:

World Summit AI Americas (americas.worldsummit.ai)
April 10 – 11, 2019 | Montreal, QC
World Summit AI has made it across the pond! The series with the world’s largest and most active AI community (over 40,000 members from the global AI ecosystem) is hosting the first World Summit AI Americas in Montreal this April. This event promises two full days of mind-boggling innovation, animated discussions on AI4good, applied solutions for enterprise, hands-on workshops and the development of plans for advancing the application of AI in the coming year. To learn more and purchase a ticket, visit the World Summit AI Americas page; use promo “AMII15” for 15% off your ticket.

SingularityU Canada Summit (sucanada.org/summit2019)
April 23 – 24, 2019 | Edmonton, AB
After a smashing Toronto debut in 2017, SingularityU Canada Summit lands in Edmonton this April. A mixture of keynote discussions, panel presentations, product demos, workshops, and breakout sessions, this conference shares the best of Canadian and international technology. Learn about the transformative impact that technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and digital medicine will have on our lives and our world. To learn more and purchase a ticket, visit the Singularity U Canada Summit page; use promo “AmiiSUDIS20” for 20% off your ticket.

Big Data & AI Toronto
July 22-24, 2019 | Toronto, ON
Big Data and AI Toronto aims to address the greatest business challenges technology leaders are facing today. Industry sessions, keynote discussions and panel presentations explore the future of work in multiple industries. Visit the Big Data & AI Toronto registration page to purchase your ticket.

Whether you are a curious beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s lots of (machine) learning to be had this year!

Bonus Event:
The Summer Institute (dlrlsummerschool.ca/the-summer-institute/)
July 21-24, 2019 | Edmonton, AB
If you are passionate about understanding and shaping the relationship between AI and society, consider applying to attend the Summer Institute on AI and Society. A combination of lectures, panels, and participatory problem-solving, this intimate interdisciplinary event aims to build understanding and action around the most important issues facing AI. Visit the Summer Institute page for more information.