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Artificial Intelligence

Canada’s relative strengths are in AI research and talent. Canada is ranked seventh globally in artificial intelligence by total article share, and boasts two universities in the top-50 globally in artificial intelligence ranked by total article share (University of Toronto, #17, and McGill University, #31) from 2015-2019, according to Nature.

Global Advantage Consulting Group has the expertise and past project experience to detail the level of impact of AI on you and your organization, and the funding programs and mechanisms in place that you can leverage.

Past projects include:

  • Canada’s AI and CyberSecurity Landscape (2023), is a detailed map showcasing the profiles of Canadian AI and cybersecurity firms, including financials, employee counts, and areas of activity, sourced from various data and proprietary contacts. It provides insights into intellectual property holdings, company developmental stages, and business activities, highlighting the geographical distribution and specialization of these industries across Canada.
  • Canada’s Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem (2022), is a detailed analysis of the major stakeholders and dynamics within Canada’s AI sector, including strengths, weaknesses, and policy implications, making it essential for industry professionals, policymakers, and researchers.
  • Assessing the Impact of Canada’s AI Ecosystem (2020), which assessed the health of the AI ecosystem in Canada, analyzed the follow-on impact of the implementation of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy and other relevant federal investments, and developed a case study if how the Toronto AI cluster has evolved
  • Canada’s Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem (2018), a comprehensive and integrated view of Canada’s AI research and industry ecosystem, detailing opportunities for Canada’s Armed Forces to enhance and strengthen its AI capabilities

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one of our experts

Dr. Camille Boulet

Senior Partner

Dr. Camille Boulet has extensive experience in defence and security S&T, strategy, industry collaboration, and public policy in Canada, the United States, and NATO. His 30 year career at DRDC began as a defence scientist specializing in CBRN research and ended as Chief of Staff (ADM S&T), with many successes including the conception and implementation of the IDEaS program. Cam was awarded the United States of America Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service (2018). He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Victoria, British Columbia, and a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta. Cam completed his National Securities Studies (nss) course at Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Robert J.H. Crawhall

Strategic Advisor

Robert Crawhall is a strategic innovation advisor to the public, private and academic sectors in AI, cybersecurity, net-zero energy and advanced materials. His private sector career spanned telecommunications, energy and manufacturing sectors with multinational corporations. Over the past 15 years he has run several collaborative innovation organizations focused on nanotechnology, IoT, eCommerce, wireless and photonic technologies. Robert sits on the boards of private and not-for-profit organizations dealing with aerospace manufacturing, advanced materials and national security. He holds the ICD.D Director certification. Robert is a professional engineer in the Province of Ontario, holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between Digital and Physical Map?

The digital ecosystem maps offer interactive features, allowing users to explore and access original data sources directly through digital platforms. In contrast, the physical maps are large printed copies, ideal for presentations or wall displays, serving as visual aids for clients and guests, without interactive capabilities.

If I am a startup or a researcher, how beneficial will the maps and decks be for me?

Our AI ecosystem maps and decks are highly beneficial for startups, researchers, and anyone interested in the Artificial Intelligence innovation landscape. Not only does it provide a detailed overview of the ecosystem, but it also highlights the various technology focus areas, funding opportunities, and mechanisms that foster rapid innovation and commercial collaborations. It’s an essential tool for understanding and navigating the intricacies of the Artificial Intelligence environment.

How frequently is the data in the map and deck updated?

The data in our stakeholder ecosystem maps and decks is updated upon request to ensure the most current information. We also offer custom-tailored maps and decks, available upon request; please contact us for more details and to initiate these services.