Three UK AI firms plan Montreal branches

In the course of a major international artificial intelligence conference, it was announced that three major AI firms are about to open Montreal offices. However, during the announcement it seems Valérie Plante made a hideous error: she spoke English. The fact that these AI firms are based in the UK doesn’t perturb MBC’s spittle-filled tirade here. Even the “news” piece in the Journal starts with a snarky lede evoking the recent squabbles over French in Ontario, completely irrelevant to the story.

In a tangentially related piece, a course given only in English at the Université de Montréal is causing ripples as far away as the National Assembly. You always know when the phrase “langue de Shakespeare” shows up that you’re in for an interesting read.

Update: Thank goodness, the mayor has apologized for speaking English.