One of Europe’s largest private artificial intelligence labs is expanding to Canada and opening an office in Vancouver.
Silo AI is planning to build a strong presence in Canada with a team of 50 PhD-level AI experts, and will open another AI hub later in 2023.
The experts in applied AI were attracted to B.C. by the region’s world-class AI research as well as the significant business opportunities in maritime, mining and industrial companies.
As a strategic partner in AI, Silo AI already collaborates with several Canadian companies and recently formed an industry partnership with the world-leading AI research institute, Mila – Quebec AI Institute.
“Canada was a natural choice for us due to its prosperous AI ecosystem, strong local talent base, and significant business opportunities,” said Peter Sarlin, Silo AI CEO and co-founder.
“In addition, Vancouver’s prime location allows us to access the wider market in British Columbia, supporting our path in providing companies in North America a unique access to world-class AI expertise. This expansion is an important step for Silo AI on our path to extend our reach to North America.”
Canadian companies looking to build safe, human-centric AI, can now turn to Silo AI’s growing team of more than 250 AI experts, of which more than half have PhDs in AI, covering topics like machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing.
With a 10-people strong team in Vancouver, Silo AI is now expanding its office to better serve its local clients in industries like mining, maritime and automotive. More widely, Silo AI aims to contribute to AI-initiatives at industry-leading companies in the Greater Vancouver Area as well as more generally contribute to a thriving local AI community.
“Vancouver’s tech sector is an attractive place to do business and it’s encouraging to see companies like Silo AI build a presence in B.C. and add to our thriving tech community,” says Brenda Bailey, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation.
“Not only will this expansion create well paying jobs for British Columbians but it will strengthen our innovation economy and build on our reputation as a leader in North America for tech job growth.”