Institute Supported by Canadian, Ontario governments, Industry, and University of Toronto
TORONTO; Mar. 30, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced it is a founding sponsor of the new Vector Institute for artificial intelligence (AI) in Canada. The relationship is based on a shared mission to identify new business models for artificial intelligence and to position Canada as a global leader in the digital era.
The goal of the new Vector Institute – a non-profit enterprise funded by industry and the federal and Ontario governments – is to help build and maintain Canada’s position at the scientific forefront of the global shift to artificial intelligence (AI). Together with industry and educational organizations including the University of Toronto, the Vector Institute will promote and nurture Canadian talent and research excellence in deep learning and machine learning, and actively seek ways to enable and sustain AI-based economic growth in Canada.
during the launch of the Vector Institute for AI at the MaRs Discovery District in Toronto, Ont.
DAQRI Smart Helmet during the launch of the Vector Institute for AI at the MaRs Discovery District
Nicola Morini, global managing director of artificial intelligence at Accenture, said, “Accenture believes that businesses require strong partnerships across industry, governments, centers for higher learning, and research and development organizations, to take advantage of a new era in which artificial intelligence will open up new sources of valuable growth. The Vector Institute in Toronto is well-positioned to be a leader in AI and our new relationship reflects Accenture’s commitment to help our clients transform their businesses and improve the outcomes they achieve.”
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture plans to hire 1,000 people in Canada this fiscal year. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com
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