Through recent initiatives by various Canadian stakeholders, such as the government, universities, research institutes and businesses, Canada has achieved and maintains the role of a major player in the field of AI. The creation of cross-sectoral links between scientists and other institutions does not only enhance interdisciplinary work but also leads to new and innovative findings in new areas.
The state of Baden-Württemberg also puts great emphasis on furthering digitalization. In 2016, the Cyber Valley cluster in the Stuttgart-Tübingen area was established as the central hub for digitalization and artificial intelligence. The delegation had inspiring meetings with leading Ontario institutions, such as CIFAR, the Vector Institute and Element AI as well as the President of the University of Toronto, Mr. Merit Gertler. Minister Bauer also met with her counterpart, the Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Hon. Merrilee Fullerton, to discuss opportunities to strengthen the relationship between the two provinces.