The AI Edge: The Next Generation of Innovators

The AI Edge: The Next Generation of Innovators

Episode 2

Artificial intelligence is a part of our everyday lives, but how can it power prosperity for Canadians? In this seven-part series, host Michael Bancroft speaks with the leading minds in AI including business leaders, developers, educators and the industry’s top computer scientists. Learn how artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to drive economic and social benefits across Canada and around the world.

In 2017 Canada became the first country in the world to implement a national AI strategy in an effort to secure its position as a global leader in artificial intelligence. Despite pioneering research from top minds in the field, there are concerns the country’s lead is at risk as competition in the space heats up. 

In this episode of #TheAiEdge, Michael Bancroft speaks with experts from Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence InstituteAlberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), and Vector Institute to discuss how Canada can train, attract and retain top AI talent and keep its top spot for years to come. Plus, the head of engineering at Thomson Reuters discusses the company’s AI hiring spree and talks about what it takes to foster innovation in Canada. 

Duration:  13mins

Genre:  Technology

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