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Edmonton biz whiz sets out to make big bucks in artificial intelligence

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The University of Alberta is getting all kinds of praise and attention for its leading work in artificial intelligence, but entrepreneur Cory Janssen’s focus is to find a way to apply that A.I. brain power to Alberta business.

Janssen and his wife Nicole have started a new company, AltaML, short for Alberta Machine Learning. It seeks to take what some of the world’s best and brightest researchers at the U of A are discovering and apply it to Alberta’s strongest industries in health care, oil and gas and construction.

“I’m a capitalist,” says Janssen. “I want to make a lot of money. I think unless you actually create jobs and wealth, it’s great that you have this research, but without commercialization it means nothing.

“We should be world leaders in health and A.I., in oil and gas and A.I. and so on … Hopefully what we have here is a cluster out of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the next big boom will come out of that.

“All software in the next decade will have an element of A.I. and M.L. as a part of it. We want to be a part of building out those platforms, those applications.........

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