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Funding boosts Alberta’s AI advantage

Province strengthening its position as a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and growing the technology and innovation talent pool

March 27, 2023  By Government of Alberta

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Alberta’s technology and innovation sector is growing and further diversifying the province’s economy. Through strategic investments, Alberta’s government is enhancing Alberta’s reputation as a leader in this industry.

Supporting Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) through Alberta Innovates with a $30-million investment will build Alberta’s AI talent pipeline and accelerate research.

“Alberta is a world leader in artificial intelligence research and commercialization. Our continued funding for Amii will attract investment and create jobs in our fast-growing tech sector,” said Nate Glubish, Minister of Technology and Innovation.

AI continues to transform businesses and our daily lives. AI can provide smart solutions that can be applied to key sectors of Alberta’s economy, attract investment in diverse industries and create good-paying jobs. From agriculture to logistics, health care and life sciences to supply chain management, data analysis to education and more, AI can open the doors to the art of the possible.


This investment solidifies the province’s place as a leader in AI and in developing new and emerging technologies that solve the world’s latest challenges.

“This announcement is a huge vote of confidence in the work Amii is doing to expand Alberta’s AI capacity and build on its global AI leadership,” said Amii CEO Cam Linke.

“This funding builds on our long-standing support and partnership with AI researchers at the University of Alberta and Amii. Together we are creating powerful tools to allow Alberta businesses to compete across sectors and take advantage of a $16-trillion market opportunity,” said Laura Kilcrease, CEO, Alberta Innovates.

In 2021, Alberta’s government released the Alberta Technology and Innovation Strategy to cement Alberta as a dominant player and internationally recognized technology and investment hub. Funding to Amii through Alberta Innovates is an important part of achieving the plan’s strategic goals.

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