What have we accomplished so far?
AI R&D Cohort Hours Worked
AI R&D Cohort Members From Underrepresented Groups In Tech
Cohort members in AI R&D Program & Hackathon
AI R&D Projects Completed
Why are we focused on this?
“Washington, DC, alone is looking to hire 105,000 new employees with various AI credentials in the coming year… all the educational institutions in North America combined do not produce enough graduates to meet this single need.”
VP Global University Programs at IBM, Dr. Naguib Attia
Ineffective talent assessment and recruitment methods and tools
AI talent shortage and gap in opportunities for training in AI
Education system not designed to produce industry 4.0 skillsets
Canadian enterprises lag in AI adoption and 85% of AI projects fail
Social Impact of AI
AI for good and ethics and policy best practices lack strong use cases
Rates of diversity in tech and AI are disastrously low
What’s at stake?
The future competitiveness of the Canadian economy depends to a large degree on its ability to vastly increase AI adoption and the AI talent base, and to build and scale homegrown AI startups to become globally competitive.
Let’s help lead the way together.