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Artificial Intelligence in British Columbia

British Columbia (B.C.) has a flourishing ecosystem of over 175 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) companies, and is emerging as a global hub of AI enterprise and research. We are attracting AI companies with our exceptional talent pool, business-friendly environment, supportive government programs, and the cutting-edge research generated by our universities and research labs. As the second largest AI hub in Canada, British Columbia is a national leader in applied and commercialized AI. Made-in-B.C. products and services are transforming the natural resources, fintech, and healthcare sectors.

INTELLIGENT INNOVATION

The AI and ML industries in British Columbia are quickly maturing, bringing innovation and opportunities to a wide range of sectors locally and internationally. Some of the reasons for the explosive growth of AI in B.C. include:

  • Supportive government – Funding programs from the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Canada offer incentives to support the AI sector, such as the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy and InBC, a $500 million investment fund created by the Government of B.C. to help support company growth.
  • Superclusters of collaboration – Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster and the Quantum Algorithms Institute support cross-industry collaboration.
  • Top talent – Consistently ranked among Canada’s best post-secondary institutions, B.C.’s universities, technical institutions, and colleges attract, inform, and inspire the next generation of skilled workers and technical visionaries.
  • Global companies – Established international technology companies like Cisco, Fujitsu, Avigilon, and Grammarly are turning to B.C. to grow their AI capacity and helping to enhance the province’s reputation as a hub of digital technology and innovation.

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