About this report
The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) and CIFAR teamed up to design and deliver a cross-country series of AI Futures Policy Labs, with stops in Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal. This series brought together over 125 policymakers from the public, private, academic, and not-for-profit sectors across Canada with the aim of increasing their understanding of existing and potential AI capabilities and applications and facilitating early thinking about appropriate policy responses.
Throughout the labs, participants were tasked with developing policy recommendations based on what they learned and what was discussed, including the policy implications of AI. Once each of the five labs were complete, we aggregated and analyzed these recommendations to identify trends. We were able to group recommendations into eight distinct categories:
- Future of work
- AI antitrust
- Consumer protection
- Data governance
- Public education
- Public consultation
- Encouraging responsible innovation
- AI regulation and legislation
Read this report to help you:
- Gain insight into current discussions regarding AI policy across Canada
- Learn about participant-generated AI policy recommendations related to topics such as data governance, consumer protection, and public education.