Montreal ranks among the top three in the world as a hub for innovation in artificial intelligence, and our interviewees describe the energy surrounding the application of artificial intelligence to healthcare as palpable. With a thriving ecosystem of startups, venture capitalists, large and small corporations, incubators, accelerators and academic institutions, the collaboration and drive towards innovative solutions in machine learning and healthcare in Montreal is next to none in Canada.
This Spotlight explores Montreal’s unique position on the frontier of AI and health sciences, and what the city has done to attract foreign investors into this emerging field.
- Montreal’s academic environment and commitment to artificial intelligence research and development make it a top location for local and international talent.
- Montreal’s life sciences and artificial intelligence sectors have long histories of innovation, making it a unique location for collisions between the two sectors.
- The federal and provincial governments in Canada and Quebec have made substantial investments in artificial intelligence.
- Early stage companies have ample support from a collaborative ecosystem of stakeholders, allowing them to bring their innovations in artificial intelligence and health sciences into reality.