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CascadiaPrime Cognition - Canada AI Policy Roll-out

"Artificial intelligence will cut across nearly every industry... It will shape the world that our kids and our grandkids grow up in" Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada


The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking - captures the current capacity of OECD governments to absorb - and exploit - the innovative potential of AI - Canada ranks #3

  The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking

Introduction and Overview

  CIFAR: Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy Overview
  International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy (ISAC)
  Ranking the Government of Canada on Artificial Intelligence : The New Government AI Readiness Index (December 15, 2017)
  How Canada has emerged as a leader in artificial intelligence (December 6, 2017)
  Members of the Senate transport committee discuss their new report on connected and automated vehicles (January 2017)
  Canadian Senate Report: Driving Change: Technology and the future of the automated vehicle (January 2017)
  Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport Twitter: @MarcGarneau
  The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Twitter: @JustinTrudeau
  The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Twitter: @Bill_Morneau
  The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Mandate Letter Twitter: @ISED_CA
  The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science Twitter: @ScienceMin
  The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence Twitter: @HarjitSajjan
  Treasury Board Secretariat Twitter: Scott Brison @scottbrison
  Federal Cabinet Committees and Mandates
  Office of the Chief Science Advisor Twitter: @ChiefSciCan
  Parliament of Canada
  AI Policy Rollout by Province

Government recognized Canadian institutions taking leadership roles in the Canadian AI Policy Rollout

  Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
  Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) Twitter: @AmiiThinks
  The Machine Learning Group at the University of Toronto
  University of Waterloo - Cheriton School of Computer Science
  Perimeter InstituteTwitter @Perimeter
  The Vector Institute Twitter: @VectorInst
  Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA)
  l�Institut de valorisation des donn�es (IVADO) the alliance of Universit� de Montr�al, Polytechnique Montr�al and HEC Montr�al
  National Research Council Twitter: @NRC_CNRC
  Institute for Research in Defence and Security Twitter: #IRDScdn

Other Key Canadian Institutions

  National Research Council (NRC) Twitter: NRC Canada @NRC_CNRC
  Defence Research and Development Canada Twitter: @DRDC_RDDC
  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplement Defence and Security Target Areas (July 2017)
  Institute for Research in Defence and Security
  Canadian Digital Service of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  Canadian Provinces AI Policy Rollouts

Canada AI Clusters

  Toronto - Waterloo (Ontario)
  Montreal (Quebec)
  Edmonton (Alberta)

Canada AI - Science and Funding mechanisms

  The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Twitter: @CIFAR_News
  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Twitter: @NSERC_CRSNG
  NSERC: Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Target Area
  Science and Innovation Funding
  Federal expenditures on science and technology and its components, by type of science and performing sector
  OECD: Canada's R & D expenditures as a percent of GDP comparison with other countries
  OECD: Canada's Productivity by comparison with other countries
  Artificial intelligence could lead to a productivity boom

Canada AI Policy News

  OECD Report on Canada's Recruiting of Immigrant Workers - Attracting Talent (August 13, 2019)
  Behind-the-scenes work on skills policy detailed - Much of the work for the next government is already well underway (July 25, 2019)
  Artificial Intelligence Policies in East Asia: An Overview from the Canadian Perspective - Four recommendations for Canada (July 25, 2019)
  Japanese Tech Giant Fujitsu Picks Vancouver for Global Artificial Intelligence HQ (July 17, 2019)
  PPForum: Governing AI: Navigating Risks, Rewards and Uncertainty - report recommends Canada create two new institutions: an AI risk governance council & an algorithm impact assessment agency (January 11, 2019)
  Outdated procurement rules hindering digital government (February 12, 2019)
  UNESCO: Canada first to adopt strategy for artificial intelligence (November 22, 2018)
  Canada AI News
  Macleans: Teaching machine learning at the University of Alberta (February 2, 2018)
  UA: How Canada has emerged as a leader in artificial intelligence
  Policy Horizons: Artificial Intelligence is Canada�s Game
  The Naylor Report: Investing in Canada's Future: Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research
  Artificial intelligence can accelerate the race toward sustainable energy technologies (December 6, 2017)
  Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology: Challenge Ahead: Integrating Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and 3D Printing Technologies into Canada�s Healthcare Systems (October 2017)
  The UK and Canadian Governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to each nation�s ambitions for Digital Government. (October 6, 2017)
  Nejat's passion for engineering and healthcare led her to the study of assistive robots (September 14 2017)
  We�re Not Silicon Valley North. We�re York Region. (August 18, 2017)
  Feds launch new digital service after years of IT failures (July 19, 2017)
  G&M: Automation nation: Which Canadian communities are most at risk? (June 8, 2017)
  Quebec injects seed money, aiming to become worldwide hub of artificial intelligence (April 5, 2017)
  A conversation with Yoshua Bengio and Microsoft�s Harry Shum (April 2017)
  Toronto is building an institute for artificial intelligence (March 2017)
  Groundbreaking AI researcher hopes for 'radically different' ideas from Toronto lab (March 31, 2017)
  WSJ: Canada Looks to Develop a New Resource: Artificial Intelligence (March 31, 2017)
  Ontario Premier Wynne's Office: Vector Institute to Strengthen Province�s Knowledge Economy, Deliver Innovation Breakthroughs and Create Jobs (March 30, 2017)
  BBC: Vector Institute is just the latest in Canada's AI expansion (March 29, 2017)
  CBC: Canada 'lost the lead' on artificial intelligence. Here's how Toronto will get it back (March 29, 2017)
  Brookfield Institute Report: The Talented Mr. Robot: The impact of automation on Canada�s workforce (March 29, 2017)
  Why Google built its first Canadian cloud computing facility in Montreal - Quebec�s competitive electricity rates and proximity to Montreal�s burgeoning tech scene (March 9, 2017)
  GeekWire: How President Trump could make Vancouver, B.C., a tech boomtown (February 28, 2017)
  NP: Canada has failed at innovation for 100 years. Can the Trudeau government change�that? (February 23, 2017)
  BC government dedicating additional $87 million towards BC Tech Strategy (February 21, 2017)
  It�s official: Toronto is an AI hot spot and at the heart of this excitement is the University of Toronto (February 8, 2017)
  Microsoft AI's next leap forward: Helping you play video games (February 7, 2017)
  Canada Tech Push To Fund Artificial Intelligence (February 2, 2017)
  Edmonton Journal: Artificial intelligence developed by University of Alberta graduates passes Go (January 28, 2017)
  Artificial intelligence and the Waterloo - Toronto tech supercluster (January 28, 2017)
  G&M: Federal Liberals see artificial intelligence as a path to reverse stalled growth (January 25, 2017)
  Van Sun: RBC launches new lab for artificial intelligence and machine learning (January 25, 2017)
  CBC: Federal Liberals look to artificial intelligence to boost economy (January 25, 2017)
  FP: Revolution AI: Canada�s early start in artificial intelligence set it up to be today�s global powerhouse (January 23, 2017)
  A boost for artificial-intelligence research in Montreal. Microsoft will provide a gift of $1 million to McGill University (January 18, 2017)
  Microsoft advances AI ambitions with investments in Montreal (January 18, 2017)
  G&M: RBC Boosts focus on AI with new research lab (January 18, 2017)
  G&M: Artificial Intelligence is the Future and Canada can seize it (January 17, 2017)
  CBC How two small Canadian companies compete for AI talent (December 17, 2016)
  G&M: Microsoft investment in Element AI bolsters Montreal�s status as AI hub (December 12, 2017)
  Google invests $4.5M in AI research in Montr�al (November 22, 2016)
  Tech Crunch: Google opens new AI lab and invests $3.4M in Montreal-based AI research(November 21, 2016)
  Google invests $4.5 Million in Montreal AI Research (November 21, 2016)
  The Star: Why tech giants like Google are investing in Montreal�s artificial intelligence research lab (November 21, 2016)
  CBC:Tech giants rush to invest in Montreal artificial intelligence research lab (November 21, 2016)
  G&M: Tech giants rush to invest in Montreal artificial intelligence research lab (November 21, 2016)
  UoT: Artificial intelligence research and startups at U of T get boost from RBC (November 21, 2016)
  Montreal is Leading the AI World Takeover
  Montreal universities land historic $213M investment for computer and brain research (September 6, 2017)
  G&M: Canada risks losing its lead in artificial intelligence to Silicon Valley (December 18, 2015)
   Twitter: #Canadaai
   Twitter: #gcdigital
   Twitter: #canadadotca

Canada AI Policy - Other related sources of policy insight

  Deloitte Report: The Intelligence Revolution - Future-proofing Canada�s workforce
  Global University Computer Science Rankings
  Policy Horizons Canada - a federal public service organization providing strategic foresight Twitter: @PolicyHorizons
  Risk and Readiness: The Impact of Automation on Provincial Labour Markets Twitter: C.D. Howe Institute @CDHoweInstitute

Canada AI Policy - Policy Leaders

  Alan Bernstein President & CEO CIFAR Twitter: @AbernsteinCIFAR
  Alex Benay, Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada for Treasury Board of Canada SecretariatTwitter: @AlexBenay