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The Government of Ontario is a proud Founding Partner of Elevate Toronto, a three-day tech festival that showcases the best of the Canadian innovation ecosystem. Elevate Toronto is passionate about promoting Toronto as a global leader in emerging technologies.

"Artificial intelligence is the next electricity." – Jordan Jacobs, Co-Founder, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence

According to PwC, artificial intelligence (AI) will be responsible for 14% of global GDP growth by 2030, an equivalent of $15.7 trillion. Ontario is the place where multinational firms are coming to transform today’s innovative ideas into tomorrow’s breakthrough technologies.

Deep learning (modern AI) was pioneered in Ontario, with many of the world’s foremost AI experts passing through the University of Toronto’s Machine Learning Program. Now, in order to capitalize on our legacy in AI research, and position ourselves at the forefront of the global AI revolution, the Government of Ontario is supporting businesses, researchers and entrepreneurs ready to lead the shift towards a knowledge-based economy.

Ontario: An artificial intelligence powerhouse

In addition to our history of pioneering AI research, Ontario offers a rich pool of highly skilled workers. In fact, with one of the most educated populations found among OECD nations, Ontario produces more STEM graduates per capita than the states of New York and California. We’re also business-friendly and cost effective. Canada is one of the easiest places in the world to start a business, and our tax incentives for R&D are some of the best you’ll find in the G20. And, we value diversity. Toronto has been named one of the most diverse cities in the world. It’s something we’re very proud of and it hasn’t gone unnoticed; it is one of the reasons Canada has been named the best place in the world to headquarter a business.

The future is here in Ontario

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Raquel Urtasun, Co-Founder of Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence

“AI is going to revolutionize the way we live...Toronto is the place to be.” – Raquel Urtasun, Co-founder of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. (Transcript)

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