Building a Sustainable Workforce with the integration of AI Solutions

Apr 23 04:04 2019 Print This Article

Canada has emerged as a leader in the global race to develop artificial intelligence(AI) and we need to ensure the continued freedom to operate and our country’s business competitiveness. Through a series of roundtables this Spring, we are identifying positive outcomes for AI, exploring the range of policy options for investment, innovation, integration and workforce sustainability.

Key takeaways from our discussion on AI and the workforce include:

Cultivating talent with policy and geographic positioningThe government has a key role to play in cultivating and retaining AI talent in Canada. Strong industry ecosystems and communities are critical for attracting and retaining AI talent. The launch of the AI supercluster in Montreal and supporting hubs like those in Toronto, Waterloo and Edmonton are good first steps toward strengthening existing ecosystems and communities, but there is currently a missed opportunity to capitalize on the innovation happening at the start-up level. Government needs to find a way to engage these fledgling business in the consultation process before designing funding arrangements.

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