Bell, Vector Institute partner to drive AI research

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Bell has entered a five-year strategic engagement with the Vector Institute, an independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

Bell’s collaboration with the Vector Institute is part of its objective to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation in telecommunications services, and encourage the development of, and expertise in, new, emerging technologies right here in Canada.

Bell has invested over the past decades in developing extensive data, analytics capabilities, and AI applications in multiple areas of its operations. The collaboration will help to continue accelerating the development and adoption of AI applications across Bell.

Tapping into Vector’s diverse talent community and AI engineering capabilities to accelerate the application of advanced AI within Bell, is important for Bell’s continued focus on innovation that will benefit its customers and Canadian industry in the years to come. This collaboration will enable Bell to be part of Vector’s community of AI leaders in Canada.

“Bell is thrilled to collaborate with Vector and the work they’re doing in developing new research and expertise in artificial intelligence in Canada. Fostering the development of new technologies within our borders helps Canadian industry, and in turn benefits Canadians. We are proud to help accelerate innovation in this field so that we can harness AI for applications at Bell,” commented, John Watson, Group President, Customer Experience, Bell.

Bell has built an AI practice through developing in-house talent, forging relationships with universities, working with industry leaders, and engaging in partnerships with organizations like Vector. Bell currently has AI use cases applying to every line of business and continues to identify areas where machine learning can help improve the customer experience and operations.

“We are excited to welcome Bell as our newest industry sponsor. They are a highly engaged partner, and we look forward to working with them on several fronts, including talent recruitment. Together we hope to leverage AI and unlock new innovations for Canadian industry and ensure that all Canadians benefit from its transformative power,” said, Garth Gibson, President and CEO, Vector Institute.