Alberta - Canada Artificial Intelligence Now and Future seminar was held on May 7th

Alberta - Canada Artificial Intelligent Now and Future held a seminar in the Humble House Taipei Hotel on May 7, 2018. The seminar was co-organized by the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTO), the Alberta Taiwan Office (ATO), Taiwan IoT Technology and Industry Association (TwIoTA), and Taipei Computer Association (TCA). The seminar’s opening remarks were done by the Director of CTO, David Bostwick and the Director of TwIoTA and the Chairman of the SYSCOM Group, James Liu. 

The first speaker in the seminar was Professor Winston Hsu of the National Taiwan University Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering. Professor Hsu is an expert in Machine Learning, Large-Scale Photo/Video Retrieval and Recognition, and Realizing Advanced Research towards Business Deliverables. In the speech, Professor Hsu shared that currently, AI can only solve specific problems; it will need machine learning to interpret data. The current computers are unable to extrapolate information from the images and make a properly link the relationships between each item. For this reason, he defined AI as more of an “Augmented Intelligence”.
Professor Hsu also mentioned that Artificial Intelligence is the fifth major industrial revolution that will change human life since the first industrial revolution of the 18th century. The development and popularization of artificial intelligence will revolutionize human habits, industries, and economic development. Taiwan has a good research foundation and should combine the hardware industry and artificial intelligence technologies to be significant in the growth of artificial intelligence. 

Canada is a newly emerging artificial intelligence city in the world. It has three top AI laboratories: AMII (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute), Vector Institute, and MILA (Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms). The founder and researcher of AMII; Professor Randy Goebel of the Department of Computing Science of the University of Alberta and Bruce Alton, founder of Canada's industry accelerator were invited to speak in the seminar. The speeches of the two Canadian speakers covered the research on artificial intelligence in Canada’s top universities, research resources, and the strategic layout of the Canadian government’s investment in artificial intelligence.
The AMII team's research fields include capital science, medicine, dentistry, and public health, in addition to combining domestic academic and industry cooperation.

It also actively seeks out international research and corporate partners and is committed to developing innovative and practical solutions for the needs faced by Alberta, Canada and the world.

The seminar was attended by over 100 representatives from industry and academia. The exchanges brought new opportunities for the cooperation between Taiwan and Canada on the use of artificial intelligence technologies for their respective fields.

TwIoTA AI and Big Data sub-committee hold its first annual meeting of 2018 on May 8th
On the following day, TwIoTA held its first committee meeting. Dr. Randy Goebel of AMII and Bruce Alton, founder of industry accelerator were also invited to attend the meeting to share their insights with TwIoTA mebers to seek opportunity of collaborations. Committee members who attended the meeting include ARM Holdings’ Business Development, SYSCOM Group, Pegatron, and many more. In the meeting, Bruce Alton shared how the city of Edmonton makes technical expertise, industrial expertise, business players, and open communication as the basis for their Business of AI and allows them to be the world leader in AI technology. He also mentioned that Taiwan also has a great number of technical talents, industrial knowledge, and a supportive business environment. These factors are advantages to developing AI technology and building an AI business model. 
From the exchange of this meeting with the representative from Canada and Edmonton industrial accelerators, the participants are optimistic about the collaborations between AMII and the Canadian delegation and TwIoTA members.

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