‘Doomsday’ scenario of mass layoffs due to AI unlikely, federal documents say | The Star

  • “In a separate briefing, officials were told ahead of summer that 11 per cent of jobs in Canada could be automated over the next 15 to 20 years, and a further 29 per cent are ‘likely to change significantly.'”

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A.I. Policy Is Tricky. From Around the World, They Came to Hash It Out.

  • “In the view of Mr. Pailhès and others, China is a government-controlled surveillance state. In the American model, coming from Silicon Valley in California, a handful of internet companies become big winners and society is treated as a data-generating resource to be strip mined.
  • The era of moving fast and breaking everything is coming to a close,” said R. David Edelman, an adviser in the Obama administration and the director of the project on technology, policy and national security at M.I.T.
  • One specific policy issue dominated all others: the collection, handling and use of data.”

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Small but mighty Canada fights for space in highly competitive artificial intelligence world

“The U.S. used to be the scientific centre of the world, he says, but it’s very clear China is going to take over that leadership role. Things take a long time to happen in North America, he said, because grant systems here are so bureaucratic.

“There’s one aspect that makes it fundamentally different and why they’re going to pull into the lead and build an enormous lead that will be very difficult to overcome, and that is nimbleness,” he said.

“They have lots of money and they’re not afraid to spend it.”

To respond to China’s rocketing AI expertise, Shaeffer warns we must be prepared to make targeted investments and do our best to cope with the superpower’s fiscal flexibility.

“That nimbleness means the U.S. will be eclipsed, Canada is eclipsed,” he said.

‘That gap between China and the rest of the world will grow very quickly.'”

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