Mila partners with HomePorter to improve home services through the use of AI

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Toronto, February 27, 2024 — Mila is pleased to partner with HomePorter, a venture-backed home services startup company based in Toronto, Ontario. The aim of this partnership will be to develop AI tools to augment virtual home maintenance consultations, and more broadly to access Mila’s resources and expertise to expand HomePorter’s AI capabilities.

HomePorter combines advanced AI and expert insights to enhance the overall homeownership journey. At its core is the Virtual HomeCare (VHC) platform, a revolutionary solution built on WebRTC technology and enriched with domain-specific AI capabilities for home assessments, preventive maintenance, and other specialized solutions. This platform facilitates virtual consultations between homeowners and vetted home professionals, ensuring that users efficiently receive expert advice tailored to their needs.  

This partnership will be an opportunity to refine HomePorter’s existing technology and broaden their AI capacities through research and training with Mila’s vast pool of AI expertise. 

“In the current race to integrate AI into evolving business models, a profound grasp of theory and practical application capabilities is paramount for success. HomePorter is thrilled to be collaborating closely with Mila researchers to achieve this shared goal,” said Robert Caniglia, CTO HomePorter.

“Through this partnership, Mila looks forward to helping HomePorter’s specialists enhance their expertise and refine their technology to better support homeowners,” said Stéphane Létourneau, Executive Vice President of Mila.

About HomePorter

Homeporter is redefining the landscape of home services through innovation and technology. Established with a mission to empower homeowners, HomePorter provides a comprehensive platform that seamlessly integrates cutting-edge artificial intelligence and expert knowledge to elevate the homeownership experience.

Guided by an unwavering commitment to customer-centricity, HomePorter goes beyond reimagining home services; it empowers, informs, and instills confidence in homeowners to care for their homes. As HomePorter continues to evolve and expand its footprint, it stands at the forefront of innovation in the home services sector, leading the way in transforming the landscape of homeownership, powered by specialized AI solutions

About Mila

Founded by Professor Yoshua Bengio of the University of Montreal, Mila is the world’s largest academic research center for deep learning, bringing together over 1,200 specialized researchers in machine learning. Based in Montreal and funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, Mila's mission is to be a global center for scientific advancements that inspire innovation and the growth of AI for the benefit of all. Mila is a globally recognized non-profit organization for its significant contributions to deep learning, especially in the fields of language modeling, automatic translation, object recognition, and generative models. For more information, visit