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CIM 2017

Newtrax & IVADO Host the First Artificial Intelligence Workshop at CIM 2017!

Newtrax & IVADO Host the First Artificial Intelligence Workshop at CIM2017

Join us for the first Artificial Intelligence workshop at CIM 2017, hosted by Newtrax and IVADO on May 1 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.

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How Can Artificial Intelligence Benefit Your Mine?  

 

Special Guest Speaker Jean-Marc Rousseau, Director of Technology Transfer for IVADO  will guide us through the latest AI concepts and their potential to optimize underground mines.

Newtrax and IVADO believe the combination of high-quality datasets with world-class AI expertise can deliver powerful decision-making tools for the underground hard rock mines of the future.

Join us as we uncover the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the context of mining operations management.

May 1, 2017 – 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Room 511B – Palais des congrès de Montréal

1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl

Montreal, QC H2Z 1H5 

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Newtrax partners with world-leading AI research center

Newtrax partners with world-leading AI research center to discover new insights in underground hard rock mines

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Montreal, QC – March 1, 2017 —  Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines announced it has partnered with the Montreal-based Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO). Together, they will create new value for existing customers with the big data generated from Newtrax systems installed around the world.

Jean-Marc Rousseau, Director of Technology Transfer for IVADO, said “the customer problems Newtrax is trying to solve and the datasets they have are a perfect fit for the expertise of our deep learning and operational research hubs”. Deep learning, the subset of artificial intelligence focused on teaching machines to find and classify patterns in mass quantities of data is now the cornerstone of growth for Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and a host of other Silicon Valley companies.

The world’s largest concentration of independent artificial intelligence (AI) researchers and several of their pioneers happen to be based in Montreal, Quebec. Momentum is building for the city to become the global hub for deep learning expertise. In 2016 alone, the Canadian government and the Quebec government, together with the private sector community, announced investments of more than $230 million in Montreal universities to create a learning hub to explore AI and big data.

Google also recently opened a deep learning & AI research group in Montreal linked to its Google Brain group in Mountain View, California. Shibl Mourad, the head of engineering for Google’s Montreal office, says the company hopes to help turn the city into a “super-cluster” of AI knowledge that will attract corporate investors, burgeoning startups, and researchers. He said much of the credit goes to Yoshua Bengio and his colleagues, whose research over the last decade has put the city ahead of its competitors.

Alexandre Cervinka, CEO of Newtrax, said “since our headquarters are in the middle of what is becoming the Silicon Valley of AI with the world’s largest number of independent data scientists a stone’s throw away from our R&D center, we are well positioned to leverage locally what globally is a very scarce talent pool”.

Breakthroughs in AI have historically been constrained by the absence of high-quality training datasets, not by algorithmic advances. Rapid progress in machine vision, language translation, and games only occurred after relevant and specialized big data became available.

In this context, Newtrax and IVADO are confident the combination of high-quality datasets with world-class AI expertise will deliver powerful decision-making tools for the underground hard rock mines of the future.

 

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