Digital dreams: Building an AI industry in Alberta

Digital dreams: Building an AI industry in Alberta

By Mack Male

By Eliza Barlow

Edited by Therese Kehler

February 26, 2019


Disruption has been at the heart of the world’s three great industrial revolutions. Now it’s the buzzword for the proponents of artificial intelligence, the mavericks of supercomputing who are prepared to lead the world down a new path of growth and prosperity.


But what if the pathway is blocked, beset by detours and red tape?


That kind of disruption is a big worry among Edmonton’s AI champions. Last year they joined forces to form a steering committee, gave up their Friday afternoons for about six months and put together a business plan that they released in January.


The vision? A $235-million blueprint to turn Alberta AI into a billion-dollar economy by 2025 — including a $60-million ask of the provincial government to help them get there.


Read the full story at Taproot Edmonton: Digital dreams: Building an AI industry in Alberta