The Port of Barcelona is interested in artificial intelligence work in Montreal

The Port of Barcelona is interested in artificial intelligence work in Montreal

The joint delegation of the Port of Barcelona and the Government of Catalonia visited the Montreal Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Center (MILA) to study possible synergies. Funded by the Canadian and Quebec governments, this organization aims to be a point of contact between the academic world and industry needs in the field of artificial intelligence, and also develops projects that apply to sectors such as logistics. The center also includes 140 experts and 120 professors specializing in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning, 1,300 researchers and 110 industrial sponsors. Among them are Google, Meta, IBM, Samsung, Nasdaq, Facebook and Microsoft.

Representatives of the venue and the Catalan government also visited the facilities of the Port of Montreal, where they held a joint working meeting with the Vice President of the Pier, Alain Bérard, the Director of Sustainability, Simone Savard and the Director of the Blue Economy, Guillaume Broussard. During the meeting, the port sites spoke about their challenges regarding sustainability and innovation, and reviewed the projects they are currently implementing in their facilities. Both the Catalan port and the Canadian site are members of chainPORT, the international network of ports promoting a smart, innovative and sustainable port model.

The Port of Montreal serves Canada, Chicago (USA) and the Midwest region of the United States. In addition, the dock is expanding its capacity and implementing several energy transformation projects and implementing renewable energies. Among these projects, from the Port of Barcelona, ​​the operation of 42 onshore power plants (OPS) and the development of green corridors were highlighted.

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Barcelona shares its blue economy projects in Halifax Port
The Barcelona Port Authority and the Catalan Executive have also created synergies with the Port of Halifax to establish alliances in the field of the blue economy. During their visit to the Port Innovation, Planning and Strategy Center headquarters at The Pier, members of the Catalan delegation met with the President and CEO of the Port of Halifax, Captain Alan Gray, and General Manager of The Pier, David Thomas. The Canadian Center has initiated a project similar to the BlueTechPort in the Port of Barcelona, ​​with the aim of becoming a knowledge and innovation hub that welcomes companies and initiatives related to the blue economy. Currently, this space consists of 53 technology companies, logistics chain partners, researchers, SMEs and startups.

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