Brief look at national AI strategies

From Venture Beat: Canada’s Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy is a five-year, $94 million (CAD $125 million) plan to invest in AI research and talent. The EU Commission has committed to increasing its investment in AI from $565 million (€500 million) in 2017 to $1.69 billion (€1.5 billion) by the end of 2020. In two policy documents, “A Next Generation Artificial[…]

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From smart cities to quantum nations: what to watch to lead innovation in the 21st century

Year-round election cycles: national, local Mining and material production cycles Global value chains Semiconductor deployment by country Public debt (including provincial, municipal) vs government’s science and infrastructure budgets Impact financing gap vs levels of certified project manager concentration levels per country Inequality of productivity gap and sociology of knownledge research that explains that gap Workforce[…]

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Four TED talks about science and technology augmenting human body

The Age of Genetic Wonder Gene-editing tools like CRISPR enable us to program life at its most fundamental level. But this raises some pressing questions: If we can generate new species from scratch, what should we build? Should we redesign humanity as we know it? What Your Breath Could Reveal about Your Health The latest[…]