Ontario is an emerging AI leader
On March 23, 2018, AI + Public Policy: Understanding the Shift conference brought together senior government leaders and industry experts for a day of stimulating speakers and in-depth discussions on the past, present, and future of AI and its potential impacts on public policy.
Recent technological advances have drastically improved the capabilities of artificial intelligence algorithms, and Canada is at the forefront of this wave. But, beyond research and commercialization opportunities, AI has the potential to fundamentally alter our society, with enormous potential consequences for public policy and government services.
Understanding this shift is critical to governments and policymakers as we move into a world that is increasingly influenced by technological change. Ontario has an opportunity to be a leader in the understanding and application of AI to public policy challenges.