Google Raids Threaten Canada's Lead in Artificial Intelligence

  • Nation is losing top AI reseachers to Silicon Valley
  • Industry fights back with new research lab and accelerator

Google Raids Threaten Canada’s Lead in AI

With a tech industry one-third the size of California’s, Canada has confounded expectations by becoming a leader in the booming market for artificial intelligence. Pioneering technologies developed in Canadian labs can be found in Facebook’s facial recognition algorithms, Google’s Photos app, smartphone voice recognition and even Japanese robots.

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