Google’s first Cloud Platform region in Canada is now open for business in Montréal.
The internet giant announced it would be adding a Canada-based region to its global cloud artillery way back in March last year, but now it’s officially available for businesses in the vicinity. The region, titled “northamerica-northeast1,” constitutes three zones and is the company’s fifth region in North America after Oregon, Iowa, South Carolina, and North Virgina, and its fifteenth region globally.Read more
A Montreal tech company is hoping to inject a little modernization into one of Canada’s oldest games.
At first glance, there’s not much high-tech about curling – all it takes is some brooms, 40-lb rocks and ice, but that’s something that IntelliSports co-founder John Morris wants to change.
“Technology in curling has barely existed in the last five years. We’ve seen some innovation with the brooms but it’s scant,” he said.Read more
Montréal International and Québec International have joined forces to promote Québec’s advantages and its Life Sciences and Health Technologies (LSHT) industry to foreign investors around the world. With Dominique Anglade, Deputy Premier of Québec and Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, and Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services, in attendance, a new video highlighting the appeal of the sector was launched before 150 partners and key players from the LSHT ecosystem.
Facebook announced the creation of an artificial intelligence (AI) research lab in Montréal and plans to hire about thirty scientists over time to do R&D in AI and in machine learning.
“Greater Montréal is an AI hub. The city has the highest concentration of researchers in the world and it’s home to the largest and most distinguished group of deep learning researchers,” said Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International. “It’s really no surprise to see Facebook joining the other global giants in Montréal’s ecosystem.”Read more
The world leader in AI, DeepMind, will be opening an international research laboratory in Greater Montréal, in close collaboration with McGill University.
Three months after opening its first laboratory in Edmonton, the British subsidiary of Alphabet – a conglomerate of several companies, including Google – is strengthening its commitment to the Canadian and Montréal AI community.Read more
Today, IBM Canada officially opened its new Client Innovation Centre (CIC) in downtown Montréal.
The Montréal CIC, whose launch was announced back in November 2016, is now the second IBM delivery centre in Canada and should create 500 new jobs in the next four years to meet its clients’ growing and evolving technology and business needs.Read more
MONTREAL - Thales has selected Montreal to be home of the French industrial giant's new artificial intelligence research centre.
The company says it will collaborate with Canadian AI research groups in Montreal and Toronto to establish the centre.
Its mission will be to advance the safe and ethical applications of AI across the company's product portfolio.Read more
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre outlined Monday what he called a "concrete action plan" for making the city more family friendly and revitalizing its waterfront.
His announcement was meant to detail how his administration would deliver on its 15-year development strategy for the city, made public last year.Read more
The intelligent electric vehicle industry, which employs more than 3,000 workers in some forty companies and thirty research centers, is set to grow steadily in Greater Montréal. Discover the advantages of this ecosystem as well as the attractiveness factors in this sector.Read more
Vancouver isn’t the only metropolis north of the border buzzing with tech.
Quebec’s largest city is becoming internationally renowned as a research hub for artificial intelligence. Google (GOOGL, -0.55%) last November established a new A.I. research group in its Montreal office, pledging to invest $4.5 million over three years in the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, an A.I. research lab at the University of Montreal. And earlier this year, Microsoft doubled the size of its local A.I. research group. The tech giant also pledged $6 million to the University of Montreal and $1 million to McGill University over the next five years. Outside of A.I., Amazon (AMZN, +1.02%) houses massive cloud data centers nearby.Read more