An excerpt from an article written by Dr. Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto. It can be read in full at The Globe and Mail0.
For too long, we have watched our best and brightest talent in burgeoning fields like artificial intelligence pack their bags to leave Canada and make their future elsewhere.
That all changed a few weeks ago, when I joined a room crowded with some of our country’s leading researchers in deep learning to celebrate the opening of Toronto’s Vector Institute.
Ontario and federal government investments, the financial support of more than 30 companies and decades of primary research by individuals, such as the University of Toronto’s Geoffrey Hinton, made this amazing milestone possible.