Summit aims to establish Ottawa as AI hub

Artificial intelligence is set to disrupt many industries, and the Ottawa area is poised to grab a slice of the action.

That was the message delivered Thursday to 550 attendees at Impact AI, the city's first industry conference on artificial intelligence.

"We have to put Canada on the map. AI is going to change everything," said Eli Fathi, the CEO of Ottawa-based MindBridge AI, which hosted the summit at the Woodroffe Avenue campus of Algonquin College.

The audience was told how AI is changing the way everyone from auditors to lawyers to health-care providers analyze large volumes of data. The conference also included a panel discussion with Navdeep Bains, the federal minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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