Innovation Nation: How to boost adoption of AI — ethically

Like many revolutionary developments, AI requires care.Brice Hall/National Post illustration

Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have jumped out to a headstart in the race to succeed, and Canada runs the risk of falling behind. At stake is nothing less than our prosperity and economic well-being. The Financial Post set out explore what is needed for businesses to flourish and grow. You can find all of our coverage here.

The race is on for global industry leaders to take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) and the wide variety of improvements it brings to virtually every business function. At the same time, concerns are on the rise about the potential social implications and unintended consequences that may come with machines making decisions for humans.

So where does Canada — a country considered to be a global leader in AI research — fit into this exciting yet tumultuous landscape?