ULaval receives $3M from QC to support AI institute, projects


The Government of Québec has announced that it is granting $3M to Université Laval to support its AI-focused institute–L’Institut intelligence et données–and related projects. ULaval will use the funds to encourage innovative research in the sector and offer training, knowledge transfer, and development activities to businesses in the Québec city region. ULaval institute acting director Denis Laurendeau explained that the institute has anchored itself in the national and international AI ecosystems. Looking to the future, Laurendeau explained that the institute intends to grow and leverage its strengths in order to develop AI in an ethically and socially responsible manner using real-world data and fundamental research.