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Unilever partners with Mitacs to accelerate AI innovation

By Food In Canada Staff   

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The partnership will help build a talent pipeline for Unilever

Unilever’s Horizon3 Labs and Mitacs, a national research organization, jointly invest up to $8 million into building a talent pool in artificial intelligence (AI).

The program is designed to find 100 researchers at various stages in their academic lives to deliver AI technology-driven business solutions.

The researchers will work on the following four main projects:
• inventory and demand forecasting;
• supply-chain solutions;
• graph machine-learning in business; and
• generative AI applications.

Gary Bogdani, Unilever’s head of Horizon3 AI Labs, said the organization currently uses AI in hundreds of applications across disciplines.

“Through our partnership with Mitacs, we are looking forward to working with distinguished academic researchers in Canada to continue our technology innovation journey,” he added.

Last year, Unilever opened its global Horizon3 AI Labs in Toronto. Unilever is investing up to $4 million in this program. Mitacs will match that investment at 100 per cent, over the next two years.

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