Home to over 500 tech companies across the province, Calgary and Edmonton make up the majority of employment in the sector. Calgary boasts a vibrant startup scene—it became the first city in Canada to develop a multi-system testing area for autonomous systems, including drones and vehicles. The city also launched a driverless shuttle for up to 12 passengers between its zoo and science centre.
Edmonton is a major innovation hub for AI, bioinformatics, and human-machine interaction. Edmonton is home to the University of Alberta, a world-renowned educational institution for artificial intelligence, and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, a globally recognized research centre for Canadian AI.