On October 29, Durham College (DC) hosted Tushar Singh, CEO of Minute School, for a Tech Talk on special needs education and artificial intelligence at the Hub for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence for Business Solutions (AI Hub). Part of a larger speaker series that occurs throughout the year, these talks explore business trends and possibilities in artificial intelligence (AI) research and design and highlight the growing field of AI.
To support DC’s AI Hub, representatives from the City of Oshawa were also present to announce a sponsorship commitment for future Tech Talks related to cyber security, health care and real estate. The City will be providing the AI Hub with $3000 in financial support and assistance garnering engagement from local and external businesses and stakeholders.
“We are thrilled to have found a partner in the City of Oshawa,” said Debbie McKee Demczyk, dean, Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE), DC. “With this type of support, the AI Hub will continue to influence innovation and research in AI through its Tech Talks and further boost economic development in the area.”
“Artificial intelligence is ushering in a new industrial revolution. The integration of AI solutions, even for small business owners, will be vital to Oshawa’s economy and the future competitiveness of firms,” said Kyle Benham, director, Economic Development Services, City of Oshawa. “We believe that our support of the AI Hub represents another great opportunity to showcase AI in the City of Oshawa as an eastern growth and innovation centre for the GTA.”
Housed within ORSIE, the AI Hub offers small and medium enterprises a much-needed access point to the rapidly growing field of AI. Companies interested in how AI and digital transformation can enhance their businesses are encouraged to visit www.durhamcollege.ca/theAIHub or contact the AI Hub team directly via email or phone at 905.721.3223.