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AI Futures Policy Labs: A series of workshops for emerging policymakers
We partnered with CIFAR to develop and host a series of AI Futures Policy Labs with the aim of helping emerging policy leaders in Canada’s public, private, academic, and not-for-profit sectors prepare for the opportunities and challenges that accompany the rapid development of artificial intelligence.
AI Futures Policy Lab: Ottawa summary
This report provides a summary of the content covered and insights generated during the AI Futures Policy Lab hosted in Ottawa, Ontario in partnership with CIFAR. This is the fourth lab in a series of five cross-country series of workshops aimed at building capacity among emerging policymakers to develop agile AI policy in Canada.
AI Futures Policy Lab: Toronto pilot summary
An overview of activities and insights from participants during the first AI Futures Policy Lab we hosted in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).


t the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), we’re motivated by the potential of the innovation economy. We believe Canada can build prosperity that will be more widely shared than ever before. To achieve this future, Canada will need far sighted insights and new thinking to advance actionable innovation policy.


Our multi-disciplinary teams focus on work streams which we believe are critical to Canada’s future economic success. They build collaborative relationships with our partners to generate rigorous research, propose unconventional approaches and pilot ideas to explore how Canada’s innovation economy can include people of different ages, incomes and backgrounds.

If you could see into the future, which types of skills and jobs would likely be in demand in the next 10–15 years? Learn about our project exploring employment in and around the year 2030 with the aim of future-proofing workers to get ahead of job disruption and job opportunities.
Si vous pouviez prédire l’avenir, quels types de compétences et de rôles seraient vraisemblablement recherchés dans les 10 à 15 prochaines années? Découvrez notre projet d’exploration de l’emploi en 2030 en vue d’outiller les travailleurs pour qu’ils puissent devancer les perturbations et les perspectives d’emploi.
Innovation and technology have tremendous potential to boost the economy and improve quality of life in Canada. However, the benefits are not accruing equally. This article series brings together leading thinkers to explore a variety of pressing topics related to inclusion and equity in Canada’s innovation economy, such as the digital divide, income inequality, and diversity in tech.
We are seeking experienced strategists to work with our Digital Literacy + Coding Pilot team to drive key learnings forward.
This work stream seeks to understand the impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI), demystify core AI capabilities and identify new ways of using advances in AI to improve government and promote public interest.
Canada is well positioned to be an AI superstar
Opinion: Canada could become a world leader in AI, but it should first take strategic steps to build domestic markets, public trust and better governance. This op-ed was originally published by IRPP.
Adopting AI in the Public Sector
What can AI do for governments? We’ve all heard about the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to make all sorts of tasks more efficient and effective—from driving to interpreting medical imaging. This same potential exists for improving government services and decision-making across many areas.