JACOBB Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence’s mission is to facilitate the application of artificial intelligence in the Quebec economy

To accelerate the progression of artificial intelligence into Quebec’s economic fabric.


Intelligent innovation: Conscious and responsible innovation, benefiting our present and future society.

Knowledge sharing: Active participation in the developpement of collective intelligence.

Pragmatic expertise: Committed to deliver concrete and useful solutions, supported by a high performance team.

Board of directors

The board of directors is composed of public education leaders, dynamic business executives and artificial intelligence users and/or specialists. The Board of Directors also relies on the participation of experienced observers from MEI and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

  • Guy Dumais, Executive Director, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne
  • John Halpin, Executive Director, Cegep John Abbott
  • Stephanie Hygate, Continuing Education and International Program Director, Cegep John Abbott
  • André Ménard, Assistant Director of Studies, University Preparation Programs, Research and Adapted Services, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne
  • Gabriel Morency, President, Edilex
  • Florent Chandelier, Chief Technology Officer, Imagia
  • Marco Blouin, Executive Director, Science and Innovation, MEI (observer)
  • Julie Insley, Regional Director General, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (observer)

 A word from our General manager

Mathieu Boisclair

Mathieu Boisclair

General manager

What a fascinating universe is that of digital technologies, among other things with the creative thrust that we have known for a few years in data science coupled with the paradigm of artificial intelligence.

When you think about it, isn’t learning ability one of the ultimate skills? And now via AI, doesn’t it gives u an important lever to shape a better world?

It is with great humility and passion that JACOBB hopes to weave with your visionary but pragmatic projects, in which other industrial, academic and government actors work together.

We look forward to seeing you again and making this happen…

Mathieu Boisclair

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