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Director of Curriculum at Amii, André dos Santos. He says
that Canada's three leading AI institutes can guide both the
economic and social impact of the technology.
" A lot of people don't know, but the five top researchers in
AI are from Canada. So, we are the lead country, and we
want to keep that and move this into the industry engagement, "
Santos says, " to increase that even more, to help the
business adoption and to drive the economy with AI, and of
course to guide the social impact that AI can have. "
The strategy is currently in its second phase, focused on
bridging that world-class talent and research capacity. For
this it received $60 million in funding from the 2021 government
budget. Each institute player in the strategy was
eligible to a $20 million piece of that subsidy.
Besides its work to educate interested parties and draw in
top talent from around the world, Amii also teams up with
companies and institutions to incorporate AI into their processes.
For instance, in Drayton Valley southeast of Edmonton,
Amii's reinforcement learning was used for the water
treatment systems, to learn how to optimize the plant's ultrafiltration
process and reduce power demands.
Another partnership occurred between Amii and Blindman
Brewing, a Lacombe-based craft brewery.
At Blindman, AI was implemented to determine how the CO2
could be repurposed in the brewery, the best times to recapture
the CO2, when it's at its purest, and how many times
the same CO2 can be recaptured. Previously outsourcing
their carbon capture, Blindman can now perform the capture
and reuse on site.
AltaML Co-CEO and Co-Founder Nicole Janssen. The Alberta
AI leader has partnered with institutions to improve things like
clerical processes and supply chain logistics.
Amii isn't the only major player in the AI field in Alberta. Also
in Edmonton is AltaML, an applied AI company that similarly
works with players in the province to innovate and optimize
their processes. One such partnership was with the Workers
Compensation Board of Alberta (WCB-Alberta).
" When we first started working with them a few years ago,
every case that would be a claim would have to be touched
by the same number of humans, " explains AltaML Co-CEO
and Co-Founder Nicole Janssen.
" It went through the same process whether it was a very
minor claim or a larger claim. And so, the backlog became
massive, and the wait time to receive payment was extensive, "
Janssen says. " The work that we did with them is, we
were able to identify use cases that didn't need that full
team. " Those smaller use cases could automatically be taken
care of through a one-touch approval system, freeing up
employees to spend more time on the larger, more complex
claims, Janssen explains.
AI can also find application in energy efficiency, such as automatically
shutting off a process or machine when it would
be producing excess power.
" We're doing a use case on a driller that has generators running
[as] part of their process, and they always have all three
generators running. Well, we've determined that a lot of the
time, they only need one or two, " Janssen says. " We can
predict when we're going to need one or two, and so they
can shut it off. So, that ends up being a massive fuel savings,
[with] far fewer emissions. "
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