AI has a compute problem: Canadians Want to Solve It

Demand for compute – shorthand for computing power – is rising, and countries with AI strategies are only now awakening to the importance of addressing it. To help them do so, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development recently created a task force charged with providing benchmarks for AI compute capacity to national governments, and has invited Vector to join and contribute. The federal government dedicated $40-million in its new budget to the procurement of infrastructure for researchers working with Canada’s three national AI institutes. …[SNIP]… we don’t want a scenario in which the best minds in AI, looking for opportunities to work at the leading edge, find that large companies are the only game in town. [Source]