OTTAWA — As cargo ships and lorries back up and factory lines slow around the world, Scale AI will next week launch nearly $80 million worth of projects to apply artificial intelligence to supply-chain challenges. The Montreal-based supercluster has been by far the slowest of the five federally backed organizations to spend its funding, documents obtained by The Logic show. But CEO Julien Billot says it’s now ready to ramp up. “We’re very confident that we have a very strong pipeline in terms of projects and that we’ll commit this money.”
In-depth, agenda-setting reporting
Great journalism delivered straight to your inbox.
Lululemon lays off 120 as it strikes deal with Peloton and pulls the plug on Mirror
Brookfield Asset Management partners with renewable energy fund on joint venture
Swedish battery startup Northvolt to spend at least $7B on new Quebec gigafactory
At All In conference, Canadian executives address angst over AI replacing jobs
Best business newsletter in Canada
Get up to speed in minutes with insights and analysis on the most important stories of the day, every weekday.
See the bigger picture with reporters and industry experts in subscriber-exclusive events.
Membership in The Logic Council
Membership provides access to our popular Slack channel, participation in subscriber surveys and invitations to exclusive events with our journalists and special guests.