DC’s AI Hub hosts second Enable AI Summit for 230 industry professionals

On June 3 and 4, the Durham College (DC) Hub for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence for Business Solutions (the AI Hub) held their second Enable AI Summit – this time virtually from the City of Oshawa– for more than 230 attendees.

The first conference of its kind held in the Durham Region, the two-day event featured panel discussions and keynote sessions demonstrating how AI has supported organizations across Canada as they’ve navigated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event brought together industry leaders from across the region, authorities on AI from various municipalities and associations, as well as subject matter experts and talent from DC, to explore topics from computer visioning technologies and telemedicine, to predicting models and Blockchain.

Sessions included:

  • Predicting User Behaviour
  • Expert Systems for Improving Learning Outcomes
  • Natural Language Processing in Healthcare
  • Touchless Authentication and Vision Models
  • Hacking Smart Contracts with Machine Learning
  • From DC to Industry: Alumni Panel

DC President Don Lovisa, along with City of Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter and Town of Ajax Mayor Shaun Collier delivered opening comments on innovation and the digital transformation that is shaping our present and future by finding sustainable ways to tackle real-world problems.

Ramzi Abdelmoula, managing engineer, AI innovation at General Motors, gave the keynote address about the potential of AI to transform and bring benefits to our lives while numerous industry experts joined the panel sessions, including representatives from BlokSec, ShiftLink, GroundLevel Insights, Health Espresso, BMO, ConnexHealth, and Precise ParkLink.

Panel discussions provided insight on how to develop the cutting-edge skills required to adopt and apply AI to business strategies to accelerate sustainable economic growth. Tushar Singh, CEO and founder of Minute School, gave the closing address at the end of the two days.

Housed within the Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the AI Hub offers industry partners access to technical expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and platforms, and student talent to uncover business insights while providing intelligent and autonomous solutions that increase organizational productivity and growth.