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Quebec provides $23.4M for AI workforce training

SCALE AI will deliver the programs to more than 25,000 by 2023.


MONTREAL — SCALE AI has received $23.4 million in funding for a period covering 2019-2023 from the Quebec government for training the province’s workforce in business challenges, tools and techniques related to artificial intelligence (AI).

SCALE AI, scaleai.ca an investment and innovation hub based in Montreal, one of Canada’s five innovation superclusters, said more than 25,000 professionals, managers and executives will take part in training programs by 2023 that will update their skills and prepare them to respond to economic and business transformations.

SCALE AI’s academic partners will deliver the courses.

“This tangible support from the Government of Québec will help propel Quebec businesses of all sizes into the future, giving them and international head-start. SMEs and large companies will be equipped to face the revolution resulting from the introduction of AI,” said SCALE AI CEO Julien Billot.

SCALE AI board co-chair Hélène Desmarais noted the objective is to mobilize universities, research centres and CEGEPS in the main economic centres of Quebec to offer a range of AI training courses.

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