Exit interview: after wrapping up 10 years as CEO of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Alan Bernstein shares his observations about where R&D has been and where it is going.
Topic: Pan-Canadian AI strategy
For close observers, the sale of Element AI to California-based ServiceNow was a disappointment but not a surprise.
The Toronto-based e-publisher Wattpad has chosen to open its second headquarters in Halifax rather than Calgary, due to concerns about Western separatism and the elimination of Alberta tax credits supporting companies in the innovation economy. Five business tax credit programs were cut, including the Investor Tax Credit introduced by the previous NDP government, which provided a 30%…
Many Canadian organizations and government bodies are grappling with the troubling questions raised by the emergence of autonomous systems, as Canada strives to adopt a leadership stance internationally for the development of ethical standards for artificial intelligence.
The Alberta government is committing $100 million over five years to attract more AI companies to invest in the province.
The first Pan-Canadian AI Strategy annual meeting (AICan) convened in Montreal on December 3 to announce its initial cohort of 29 Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence (CCAI) Chairs.
G7 Leaders have committed to act on key issues brought to their attention by the science, technology and innovation (STI) community, particularly around artificial intelligence (AI) and climate change. However, the US stayed away from any further climate change commitments, while Canada’s STI stakeholders are asking for action beyond signatures on a piece of paper.
Geoff Hinton, Yoshua Bengio and Richard Sutton may not be household names but in the world of artificial intelligence (AI) these Canadian researchers are superstars at the forefront of a field that is attracting a host of marquee tech titans angling to gain competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving field. Yet many highly accomplished AI researchers have left Canada to seek opportunity elsewhere prompting a remarkable alignment of government, academia and industry to make Canada the go-to destination for AI advancements in an ever-expanding range of industry sectors.