June 13th, 2024

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces billions to build Canada’s AI capacity

By The Canadian Press on April 7, 2024.

The Liberal government is setting aside $2.4 billion in the upcoming budget to build capacity in artificial intelligence. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA – The Liberal government is setting aside $2.4 billion in the upcoming budget to build capacity in artificial intelligence.

The bulk of that – $2 billion worth – is going into a fund that will aim to provide access to computing capabilities and technical infrastructure.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in Montreal today as part of his government’s pre-budget tour.

The Liberals have been setting up their April 16 financial plan with a series of campaign-style stops around the country.

Last week many of those details were focused on housing, including money to help build apartments and affordable units.

Federal Housing Minister Sean Fraser says a full housing plan will be released ahead of budget day.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7, 2024.

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