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Alta. machine learning centre invites supply chain startups to apply for AI training

November 20, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is accepting applications for Supply Chain AI West, an eight-month accelerator focused on encouraging start-ups to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to create AI-powered supply chains.

The program, made possible through a $500,000 investment from SCALE AI – Canada’s AI supercluster and acceleration hub – will support companies to upskill their teams as well as progress an AI project that has the potential to make meaningful improvements to operational efficiency, health and safety protocols, economic performance or a core product.

Supply Chain AI West is available to 10 ventures that share SCALE AI and Amii’s vision of positioning Canada as a global leader in AI and supply chain management.

Programming includes training, coaching and demonstrations. Participants will have access to facilitated and self-directed workshops and courses including machine learning foundations, AI planning and initiating sessions and a dedicated study group for online learning.


Through dedicated time with an applied AI scientist, participants also will gain insight into their specific challenges and opportunities related to AI adoption while working toward executing their first proof of concept ML model.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will showcase their work to members of the AI ecosystem including researchers, business leaders, funders and investors. In preparation for this opportunity, startups will receive investor relations mentorship with an AI lens.

Upon graduation from the program, companies will have the skills required to develop a first proof-of-concept machine learning (ML) model that addresses a specific business problem – and a strategic plan for further AI adoption.

This proof-of-concept ML model is an important first step for startups to drive a culture of AI adoption and rapid ML prototyping.

Applications close on December 15, 2020, and the program begins in February 2021. For more information and key eligibility requirements, visit

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