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This report assesses the level of digital transformation of Canadian government services through the lenses of digital culture, skills, and access.
The promise of artificial intelligence has long been its potential to make an economy more productive, increasing wages and living standards for all. For Canada to realize these benefits and remain competitive with our global peers, we will need to responsibly harness the potential of AI. Unfortunately, Canada lags behind.
College-to-university transfer is an important postsecondary pathway that, with sufficient guidance and support, can increase accessibility for groups traditionally underrepresented in university.
Canada’s pursuit of a net-zero future is occurring amidst the rapid and transformative digitization of the country’s economy and society. Enabled by innovations in information and communications technology (ICT), digitization is impacting everything from industrial production, supply chains, and business services to internet-enabled “smart” mobility, energy, and household devices.
Investing in young Indigenous tech workers’ prosperity calls for a multi-faceted policy approach that improves physical access, provides demand-driven training, and indigenizes training initiatives.
From origins of blockchain technology decades ago to earliest use cases of digital or e-cash and the introduction of Bitcoin as the first cryptocurrency in 2008, few could have predicted the cultural phenomenon and dramatic market growth for crypto-assets of the last few years — or the dramatic and wrenching collapse of crypto-asset values and firms last year.
Social media platforms have, in many ways, become a new public square, where people in Canada and around the world connect and engage in society and our democracy. Increasingly, though, the platforms and their algorithms have also been weaponized by ill-intentioned actors to spread conspiracy theories and extremism, and to target marginalized people with hate and harassment.