The multi-national networking and telecommunications company Ericsson launched a Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) innovation hub in St. Laurent last week.

On hand for the launch were federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, St. Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa, and councillors Aref Salem and Francesco Miele.

“This newly-unveiled hub in Canada will focus on research and development (R&D) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to create data-driven, intelligent and robust systems for automation, evolution and growth,” says a company announcement.

The announcement adds that the new GAIA “will create more than 30 new jobs for data scientists, engineers, AI/machine learning (ML) architects, and software developers in 2019, with potential for additional positions in the future.”

“We are excited to establish the Montréal GAIA to both leverage and collaborate with the local AI ecosystem and customers in order to collectively drive industrialization of new opportunities,” {span class=”xn-person”}stated Graham Osborne{/span}, head of {span class=”xn-person”}Ericsson Canada.{/span}

Source: “artificial intelligence” – Google News