MONTRÉAL, Canada – The government of Canada is committed to growing the economy, creating middle-class jobs and keeping Canada competitive. That is why, as part of its ambitious Innovation Superclusters Initiative, the government brought together small, medium-sized and large companies, academic institutions, and not-for-profit organizations to serve as anchors of innovation, growth and job creation across the country.
On January 14, Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science, and industry, congratulated the Scale AI Supercluster on the announcement of ten new projects.
These projects will bring together over 60 partner organizations—including universities and over 30 Small to Mid-Size Enterprise (SMEs) that are exploring how AI can help reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Representing a total investment of $74.7 million, including a federal investment of up to $22.6 million, these projects will use artificial intelligence to modernize processes and enhance productivity in the shipping, retail trade, aeronautics, and health care sectors.
“With these new projects, it is clear that the Scale AI Supercluster has momentum. Canada has a global reputation for leadership in AI, and Scale AI is now helping to inspire companies to take the leap toward this revolutionary new technology. These new projects will help tackle important industrial challenges in areas of Canadian economic strength and create new opportunities for our families and the next generation of skilled workers,” Bains said.
For example, AlayaCare, a Montréal-based SME that provides home health care software, is partnering with home care providers CBI Health Group, Integracare, and Bien Chez Soi to launch a $1.8-million project to give caregivers better planning and management tools aimed at ensuring that home care agencies are able to meet the growing demands of our aging population. Canadians will benefit from better patient care.
Another project will involve Air Canada, OEC Group and Edgenda working in collaboration to enhance the cargo supply chain and optimize freight capacity.
The government’s work with Scale AI is helping bring together Canada’s AI industry leaders, civil society and academic experts to develop new products and services that this revolutionary new technology will unlock. As AI becomes an even greater part of our lives in the years to come, Canada will be uniquely positioned to lead, which will not only produce many new opportunities for growth but also have the potential to improve our quality of life in many new and unimaginable ways.
“We are excited by the diversity and quality of the projects submitted to Scale AI’s financing program for applied artificial intelligence projects. Every one of these ten projects will help accelerate the adoption of AI at the participating companies and will inspire others to follow suit,” said Julien Billot, chief executive officer, Scale AI Supercluster.