Canada's Second Phase AI Strategy Budget Announced by Innovation Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, at Collision Press Conference

 In today's press conference with Canada's innovation minister, François-Philippe Champagne, we received news of a new budget that would focus on enhancing the applications of artificial intelligence in various industries.  Hosted at the Collision Tech conference in Toronto, the Minister of Innovation chose the perfect setting to share this good news for those involved in developing AI.  We learned that $443 million dollars will be invested in the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy.  According to, "The first phase of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy was launched in 2017, in partnership with CIFAR, to build a strong Canadian talent pipeline and ecosystem, including the establishment of centres of research, innovation and training at the national AI institutes."

This new budget marks the second phase of Canada's AI strategy, and BNS News' Jasmine Kara and Claire Arena were on sight to capture and share the full press conference for you to view, below: 

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