The Next Generation of Innovators

July 7, 2021 | 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS

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 the AI Edge, Michael Bancroft speaks with experts from Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, Alberta 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.