Montreal’s mayor has declared a state of emergency and about 1,200 military troops have been deployed to the city after rising floodwater forced people from their homes. The state of emergency will last for 48 hours, though it could be extended because there are several dikes at risk and the rain is not likely to let up soon.Read more
MONTRÉAL, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Quebec's global leadership in digital industries, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and clean technology will drive economic growth and create the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.
That was the message delivered by David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains. Mr. Lametti delivered his remarks today at a conference hosted by TechnoMontréal, Greater Montréal's information and communications technologies cluster.Read more
Contraception is accessible and we’re tolerant of immigrants, friendly toward the LGBTQ+ community and we have a vibrant nightlife and an abundance of music festivals.
Those five attributes helped Montreal rank 15th in a comparison of the 100 “best cities for millennials,” made public Wednesday by Nestpick, a German-based apartment-rental company.Read more
The city of Montreal is spending $3.6 million over two years on a new institute to study electrification and intelligent transportation, Mayor Denis Coderre announced Wednesday.Read more
Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and its School of Management (ESG UQAM), Tourisme Montréal and the City of Montréal have launched MT Lab, an incubator dedicated for tourism, culture and entertainment startups.
A joining of academic, entrepreneurial and municipal sectors, MT Lab has a mission to host fledgling entrepreneurs from Quebec, Canada and abroad in the tourism, transport, festivals, culture, hotel, restaurant and entertainment sectors.Read more
Anyone looking to move to Canada after January 20 may want to take a look at Montreal. Yes, it has beautiful scenery, a lot to do, and is populated by our friendly Canadian neighbors, but it’s also quickly becoming one of the biggest AI powerhouses in the world. This evolution is largely thanks to Microsoft and the many investments it’s made recently in Montreal’s AI future.
Early in January, Microsoft acquired Canadian startup Maluuba, which focuses on general artificial intelligence, and is moving it to Montreal. According to a recent article, “Maluuba focuses on natural language processing, in service of pursuing general artificial intelligence, or building computers that can think like people.” It does this through deep learning and reinforcement learning with the hopes of increasing the proficiency and effectiveness of computer-based systems. The goal is to eventually have AI answer questions, make decisions, understand natural language and so on, just like a human would.Read more
GOOGLE IS BUILDING a new artificial intelligence lab in Montreal dedicated to deep learning, a technology that’s rapidly reinventing not only Google but the rest of the internet’s biggest players.
Hugo Larochelle will run the new lab after joining Google from the Twitter, where he was part of the company’s central AI team. It’s a homecoming for Larochelle, who earned a PhD in machine learning from the University of Montreal and remains a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke. Yoshua Bengio, one of the founding fathers of the movement, calls him “one of the rising stars of deep learning.”Read more
As Montreal's original Metro cars are being gradually pulled out of service, at least a few of the 50-year-old cars will be getting second lives.
As part of an event celebrating the Metro's 50 years, the STM recently announced seven projects it has tentatively approved after putting out a call for proposals this spring.Read more
Artificial intelligence in the form of computers with quasi-human capabilities, as well as the demise of disabling and lethal brain diseases are two areas of research at Montreal universities poised for major breakthroughs after receiving a historic investment of more than $200 million from the federal government.
There were no back-to-school blues Tuesday at Montreal’s leading research institutions — Université de Montréal, McGill University, Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal — which started the academic year by announcing a windfall of $213 million from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund for three innovative and far-reaching projects.Read more
As the first hurricane-force storm sits just off from the Atlantic Ocean’s shores, the American Northeast Summer draws to a close. During its rapid course, I took some hours to look back on the ICF Summit in June, celebrate its highlights and to consider what it means as our movement goes forward into the next Awards cycle, with its conclusion this time on the big stage of New York.Read more