Deloitte Canada’s AI Institute aims to accelerate awareness and adoption of artificial intelligence across Canada

New centre will bridge the gap between research and reality

Toronto, March 3, 2021 — Deloitte Canada today announced the launch of the Deloitte AI Institute in Canada, a forum that focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) research, eminence and adoption across industries. The Institute will help mid-market and large Canadian organizations in the private and public sectors start or scale AI capabilities, helping boost Canada’s competitiveness globally.

“The AI Institute will help boost Canada’s leadership in AI, enhance the development of trustworthy AI solutions and empower knowledge-sharing across the country, becoming a nexus for thought leadership and ideas,” said Jas Jaaj, Managing Partner AI and Data, Deloitte Canada. “Our goal is to lead by example, showcasing Deloitte’s deep experience in responsibly creating powerful AI solutions while facilitating the exchange of ideas through a network of leading AI minds.”

The official launch of the Deloitte AI Institute in Canada is being marked with a kick-off event featuring Professor Geoffrey Hinton, the pioneer of neural networks, who will share his latest research on the future of image recognition. The webinar will also reveal insights from notable panellists on real-world applications of artificial intelligence that have helped to solve business problems yielding real, tangible results. Looking forward, the Deloitte AI Institute will host an ongoing series of events and produce thought leadership to facilitate connection points and share learnings, challenges and results, showcasing how organizations can successfully leverage AI solutions to deliver better business outcomes.

“Our purpose is to advance Canadians’ knowledge of topical AI issues by highlighting exciting research developments, business applications and invaluable thought leadership on both the risks and power of AI,” said Audrey Ancion, AI Institute Canada lead. “The Institute provides an unparralleled opportunity to demonstrate how AI is already transforming organizational decision-making, creating dramatic efficiencies and adding new capabilities while powering sustainable, value-building activities.”

Part of a global Deloitte initiative, with partner AI Institutes in the UK, US, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China and European member firms, the Canadian AI Institute will be delivering cutting-edge insights from around the world.

“We want to ignite AI curiosity and knowledge across the country using both Canadian and global stories, knowledge and insights from our network. Canada is home to some of the best AI minds in the world, who continuously inspire and ignite people’s imaginations and deliver best-in-class solutions to the most complex business problems,” added Jaaj. “We truly believe this is an opportunity for us to advance AI innovation and human-machine collaboration.”

To learn more about the Deloitte AI Institute and its catalogue of research, articles and initiatives, please visit:

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