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How tech can disrupt old industries without leaving workers behind
Opinion: "Some of the most innovative places in the world are also some of the most unequal." This op-ed was originally published by Apolitical.
Public Policy for our Automated Urban Future
For techno-optimists, artificial intelligence (AI) is the future of cities; needed to build and operate efficient, networked, modern skyspires that effectively use data to improve urban life – the “smart” transparent cities of tomorrow. But the public policy implications of AI aren’t just a science fiction future: they pose urgent present-day challenges too.
Look to existing models to prepare workers for the future
Opinion: We don’t have to reinvent skills training models. Public, private and nonprofit sectors can work together, and draw from international experience. This op-ed was originally posted by IRPP.

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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.

We're seeking policy-oriented economists or data scientists to support our quantitative research on a part-time, project basis
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.
This project aims to support evidence-based approaches to address the unique challenges women entrepreneurs face in growing their businesses. The funded projects both provide support to women entrepreneurs growing their businesses and strengthen the capacity of Ontario’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to serve the province’s entrepreneurs.
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.
The Brookfield Institute is seeking a summer communications intern to support a fast-paced and exciting research agenda
This work stream examines the distribution of risks and benefits in Canada's innovation economy and explores how to improve equity and broaden participation.
Levelling Up: The quest for digital literacy
This report maps the digital literacy education and training landscape in Canada. It highlights the types of digital skills that people in Canada are pursuing, sheds light on barriers to access, and identifies existing gaps and potential opportunities to improve the development and supply of digital literacy skills.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
This project aims to support evidence-based approaches to address the unique challenges women entrepreneurs face in growing their businesses. The funded projects both provide support to women entrepreneurs growing their businesses and strengthen the capacity of Ontario’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to serve the province’s entrepreneurs.
The Brookfield Institute is seeking a summer research intern to support a fast-paced and exciting research agenda.