Alberta artificial intelligence funding in limbo
The five-year funding announcement was made by the former NDP government in February.
Of the $100 million, the Edmonton-based Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) was set to receive $27 million to expand operations to Calgary.
Justin Brattinga, press secretary for the UCP’s Minister of Economic Development Tanya Fir, told the Calgary Herald the government supports artificial intelligence as a means to grow Alberta’s economy. He went on to explain that the $100 million funding commitment was not made in a budget, but was part of an election promise.
“We’re still confident that the government will be honouring the commitment, and we’re working to continue to keep ourselves in front of the government to make sure that we continue to move forward artificial intelligence here in Alberta,” Amii spokesman Spencer Murray told the Calgary Herald.
Article from Taproot Edmonton, by Catherine Griwkowsky