Media Release: Amii Innovates launches, guides AI adoption in Alberta businesses

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Amii Innovates launches, guides AI adoption in Alberta businesses

Amii announces first cohort of Innovation Affiliates, unveils program offerings

EDMONTON, AB (September 12, 2019) – The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is pleased to announce the launch of Amii Innovates, a program which guides teams and businesses on the path to AI adoption. One of four program areas within Amii, Amii Innovates works closely with Alberta-based businesses to grow their internal machine intelligence capabilities.

Amii’s Innovation Affiliates were chosen through a highly selective application process based on their readiness for machine intelligence adoption and potential for commercial success. Amii has worked collaboratively with these 23 companies over the past year, four of which have already become alumni.

“We’re proud to work with organizations that understand the transformative potential of machine intelligence across every sector, and who are working to innovate within their industries,” says John Shillington, President and CEO of Amii. “We strongly believe that machine intelligence will be the primary driver of sustainable growth for Alberta’s economy, and that this program will help bring our province’s bright future into focus.”

“In keeping with the high standard of providing leading edge trading software, our company is pleased to have partnered with Amii to work towards expanding our internal AI capacity,” says Tim Gunn, President of Net Energy Exchange (NE2). “Working with Amii has substantially expanded our company’s knowledge in the area of Machine Learning. This knowledge has enabled our company to begin hiring and training our own AI support team, paving our way into the future.”

The first cohort of Innovation Affiliates includes:

  • 2S Water
  • AIMCo (alumnus)
  • Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (alumnus)
  • ARC Resources
  • The Climate Corporation (alumnus)
  • Cognitive Diagnosis
  • Dot Technology Corp.
  • Drugbank
  • EHS Analytics
  • FORCORP Solutions
  • Frettable
  • Hoot Research
  • Imperial Oil Limited
  • Integral Engineering
  • Medo.AI
  • Mikata Health Inc.
  • Net Energy Exchange (NE2)
  • SAM
  • Shell Scotford Refinery (alumnus)
  • Synauta Inc.
  • Testfire Labs
  • Willowglen Systems Inc.

To mark the occasion, Amii will bring together Innovation Affiliates and members of business and technology communities for Amii Innovates launch events in Edmonton and Calgary. These special events will spotlight the first cohort of Innovation Affiliates, feature other Amii partner businesses, and officially unveil the Amii Innovates program offerings.


About Amii: One of Canada’s leading AI institutes, Amii drives advanced research in machine intelligence at the University of Alberta and other academic institutions and leverages scientific expertise to advance state-of-the-art industry research, enable businesses to build their internal machine learning capabilities and grow Alberta’s AI workforce. Visit for more information, or view our Fact Sheet.

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