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Announcement – GCC 2019
 
AIQ – CANADA'S AND GERMANY'S
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT

Building Synapses of Transatlantic AI Cooperation



PART 1
21 February 2019
McCarthy Tétrault
Embassy of Canada
in Montréal in Berlin

PART 2
November 2019

Embassy of Canada
in Toronto in Berlin


Join the GCC 2019 LinkedIn group "AIQ – Canada's and Germany's Artificial Intelligence Quotient", share your vision on the future AI in Canada and Germany and influence the program of the two upcoming GCC events in 2019 through your contributions to the discussion.
 
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Program Overview
 

PART 1
21 February 2019
Montréal Berlin
Field Trip

Smart Data Forum

Smart Data Forum

Morning
Transfer
to the Embassy of Canada
Afternoon
Networking Lunch
at the Embassy of Canada
Morning
Transatlantic Symposium
(connected by video-link)
McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault

Embassy of Canada

Embassy of Canada to Germany

Afternoon
Networking Lunch
at McCarthy Tétrault
Transfer
to Networking Reception
Evening
Transfer
to Field Trip location
Networking Reception

Permanent Representation of the State of Bremen

Freie Hansestadt Bremen

Field Trip

IVADO Labs

IVADO Labs
Transfer
to Networking Reception
Evening
Networking Reception

Aviseo Conseil

Aviseo Conseil


Jointly supported by:

Consulate General Montreal

State of Bavaria Montreal Office
State of Bavaria Montreal Office

 
 
 
 
 
Conference Theme
 
Concept Note 2019
 
The discussion about the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) currently experiences a renaissance in various fields of innovation. In conjunction with rapid developments in the information technology sector, AI promises unprecedented possibilities to automate decision-making processes, to give new insight into big data, to increase the degree of autonomy in transportation and manufacturing and to enhance the human-machine interaction. AI, understood as the employment of a "device and/or software that perceives its environment and autonomously takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals", is expected to bring an economic benefit to industries relying on automatization and data exploitation. It further has the potential to provide social participation to groups with limited access to innovation in rural and remote areas. If rolled out consequently, AI will have a significant impact on the way our industries and societies will function in the near future.

The 2019 German Canadian Concourse (GCC) will capture an overview of applications of AI in various fields. While the GCC can by far not cover all aspects of AI, it aims at addressing the most relevant disciplines for Canada and Germany and takes a close look at technological challenges and innovative potential, economic benefits, regulatory framework, political initiatives and societal/sociological impacts. The growing relevance of Artificial Intelligence in different domains of innovation will be reflected by devoting two symposia, one in February (GCC 2019/1) and one in November (GCC 2019/2), to the discussion of AI.

Both GCC 2019 conferences will investigate the readiness of Germany's and Canada's industry and research infrastructure for more Artificial Intelligence and their approaches to implement AI into core industrial and societal processes. We will compare initiatives paving the way to increase the "Artificial Intelligence Quotient", AIQ, of the two countries and we will look into economic opportunities for business applications related to AI. As always, the GCC will contrast visions with concerns, technological state of the art with policies; the GCC will showcase existing cooperation between Canada and Germany on the subject-matter and it will help identifying potential for future transatlantic collaboration. The discussion will be along the following pillars:

  • Technology cooperation – Existing industrial and research collaboration and areas for expansion
  • Commercialization and entrepreneurial eco-systems – Business models and economic opportunity for growth in new and related business eco-systems
  • Political setting – Comparison of governmental initiatives to foster AI and related funding schemes
  • Regulatory aspects and security – Comparison of legislation and regulations in both countries
  • Social and environmental impact – Social acceptance and benefit, social participation

 
Program Contributions
 
DFKI
 
McCarthy Tetrault
 
Smart Data Forum
 
IVADO
 
NEXT AI
 
CRIAQ
 
Ministere de l'Economie et de l'Innovation, Quebec
 
IVADO Labs
 
Applied AI
 
 
 
Further program contributions will be announced shortly ...
 
Speakers and Panelists
 
  • Marie-Josée Blais
    Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Innovation Sector
    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation (MÉI), Government of Québec

  • Etienne Leclerc-Jolette
    Project and Development Manager
    CRIAQ (Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec)

  • Dr. Andreas Liebl
    Managing Director / Geschäftsführer
    appliedAI / UnternehmerTUM

  • Charles Morgan
    Partner, Technology
    McCarthy Tétrault

  • Dr. Christian Müller
    Head of Competence Center Autonomous Driving
    DFKI – German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

  • Phil Rivard
    Director of Venture Managers
    NEXT AI Montréal

  • Prof. Dr. Gilles Savard
    CEO
    IVADO

  • Dr. Sirko Straube
    Deputy Director, Robotics Innovation Center Bremen
    DFKI – German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

  • Dr. Denise Vandeweijer

    BMW Group

Further speakers will be announced shortly ...
 
Premium Sponsors
 
 
 
McCarthy Tetrault
 
 
 
Embassy of Canada to Germany
 
 
 
Cooperating Partner
 
 
 
Ministere de l'Economie et de l'Innovation, Quebec
 
 
 
 
 
Partners, Session Hosts
 
 
 
McCarthy Tetrault
 
 
 
Embassy of Canada to Germany
 
 
 
Smart Data Forum
 
 
 
IVADO Labs
 
 
 
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports
 
 
 
Consulate General Montreal
 
 
 
State of Bavaria Montreal Office
 
 
 
Aviseo Conseil
 
 
 
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