Artificial intelligence is the future, and Canada must seize it

The technology at the heart of AI breakthroughs, Deep Learning, was largely developed in Canada. (Pixtum/Getty Images/iStockphoto) Jordan Jacobs and Tomi Poutanen are co-founders and co-CEOs of Layer 6 AI. Richard Zemel is a machine learning professor at the University of Toronto. Geoffrey Hinton is a University of Toronto professor emeritus and VP engineering fellow at Google. Ed Clark is a former TD Bank CEO and is business adviser to the Premier of Ontario. A new form of Artificial Intelligence is about to transform our world. The impact AI will have is often compared to the advent of the Internet. Others say AI will be as transformative as the discovery of electricity.We are already seeing extraordinary changes. Now, anyone with a smartphone can have real-time universal language translation, for free.…


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