U of T startup ROSS Intelligence's Jimoh Ovbiagele (left) and Andrew Arruda (right) are opening the company's new research and development headquarters in Toronto.
During a recent visit to the University of Toronto, the founders of ROSS Intelligence, who landed on the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 List
, reminisced about the course work that laid the foundation for their company.
“The story of ROSS began in these hallways,” says alumnus Jimoh Ovbiagele. “U of T is also where deep learning had its breakthroughs. There’s a magic going on here.”
The San Francisco-based startup will continue to be a part of that magic. On March 29, the company announced the opening of ROSS North – their research and development headquarters in Toronto – scheduled for later this spring.
“We want to work with the best and the brightest,” says Ovbiagele, the company's chief technology officer. “Canada – and Toronto – is the best place to do that. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with U of T.”
ROSS North is part of a growing interest in AI opportunities in Toronto and Canada. A team of globally renowned researchers at U of T is driving the planning of the new Vector Institute, which many hope will help Toronto and Canada become a global leader in AI.
The startup was first formed through the IBM Watson University Challenge and Innovation Lab (DCSIL) in 2014.
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