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It's time to make the Canadian AI ecosystem bloom

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Over the past few months, industry and government have pledged more than $500-million toward AI, a commitment that has led to the rise of powerful institutions such as the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, the Vector Institute and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. These structures are well positioned to keep churning out cutting-edge research, train the next generation of AI leaders, and advance the innovation and technology transfer of AI. Our three AI Institutes are set up to offer Canadian businesses similar training programs and there's good reason for them to use these resources: Canadian enterprises that consider investing in state-of-the-art machine-learning and data infrastructure can enjoy results such as increased efficiency in manufacturing, better management of underwriting risk, minimization of fraud and reduction of health-care costs. Among the most urgent are ensuring the market is well supplied by streamlining immigration, ensuring higher education and industrial research-funding programs are well capitalized and targeted, modifying tax policies to encourage entrepreneurship and streamlining research and development tax credits to support AI investments.


It's time to make the Canadian AI ecosystem bloom

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Over the past few months, industry and government have pledged more than $500-million toward AI, a commitment that has led to the rise of powerful institutions such as the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, the Vector Institute and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. These structures are well positioned to keep churning out cutting-edge research, train the next generation of AI leaders, and advance the innovation and technology transfer of AI. Our three AI Institutes are set up to offer Canadian businesses similar training programs and there's good reason for them to use these resources: Canadian enterprises that consider investing in state-of-the-art machine-learning and data infrastructure can enjoy results such as increased efficiency in manufacturing, better management of underwriting risk, minimization of fraud and reduction of health-care costs. Among the most urgent are ensuring the market is well supplied by streamlining immigration, ensuring higher education and industrial research-funding programs are well capitalized and targeted, modifying tax policies to encourage entrepreneurship and streamlining research and development tax credits to support AI investments.


It's time to make the Canadian AI ecosystem bloom - The Globe and Mail

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Over the past few months, industry and government have pledged more than $500-million toward AI, a commitment that has led to the rise of powerful institutions such as the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, the Vector Institute and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. These structures are well positioned to keep churning out cutting-edge research, train the next generation of AI leaders, and advance the innovation and technology transfer of AI. Our three AI Institutes are set up to offer Canadian businesses similar training programs and there's good reason for them to use these resources: Canadian enterprises that consider investing in state-of-the-art machine-learning and data infrastructure can enjoy results such as increased efficiency in manufacturing, better management of underwriting risk, minimization of fraud and reduction of health-care costs. Among the most urgent are ensuring the market is well supplied by streamlining immigration, ensuring higher education and industrial research-funding programs are well capitalized and targeted, modifying tax policies to encourage entrepreneurship and streamlining research and development tax credits to support AI investments.


The Fallacy of Re-Training after AI – Anthony Repetto – Medium

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And, the farms passed lower costs on to a broad base of consumers. When those simple tasks become automated, re-training again places 20% with better-paying work, while the remainder move into occupations that are similarly threatened by automation. Using my 20% figure, Amazon's 200k jobs lost would incur a cost of re-training 200k workers, then 160k workers, then 128k, … a total of 1000k instances of re-training, before those workers find un-automatable jobs. As long as investors pay a lower tax rate than income-earners, automation and re-training will profit only them.


Research and Markets - Cognitive Systems & Artificial Intelligence in BFSI Market to Grow at a CAGR of 45.9% by 2022 - Key Players are IBM, Synechron, Micro Strategy, Infosys, Next IT Corp & Rocket Fuel

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The increasing usage of cloud-based solutions in the BFSI industry, rising demand for the data-driven solutions, increasing internet banking penetration, and scope of deriving market risk are fostering the market growth. The system replaces the human thought process with a simulated digital model that includes a self-learning system, which derives patterns by using data mining, speech recognition, and language processing techniques. The cognitive systems require AI platform to derive the complicated business issues. Globally, the growing demand for digital technology and changing customer demands have led the BFSI players to adopt cognitive systems and AI implementation in their operations to deal with ever-changing regulatory & compliance laws to face the market risk and understand both income tax & corporate tax laws in an efficient way.


Who Will Pay for the Future if Not the Robots?

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"So there's no sales tax revenue because there's no sales," says Joseph Henchman, vice president of state projects at the Tax Foundation. Cities and states get about 30 percent of their revenue from property taxes, 20 percent from sales tax, and another 20 from individual income taxes. "If revenues drop by a third"--the projected impact of automation--Henchman says, "that means services need to be cut back by a third, either through trying to be more focused or efficient with the services we do provide, or by actually having to pare back what government does." A robot tax isn't going to save jobs, but the idea is that it could help cushion the impact of mass automation by funding a universal basic income.



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"So there's no sales tax revenue because there's no sales," says Joseph Henchman, vice president of state projects at the Tax Foundation. Cities and states get about 30 percent of their revenue from property taxes, 20 percent from sales tax, and another 20 from individual income taxes. "If revenues drop by a third"--the projected impact of automation--Henchman says, "that means services need to be cut back by a third, either through trying to be more focused or efficient with the services we do provide, or by actually having to pare back what government does." A robot tax isn't going to save jobs, but the idea is that it could help cushion the impact of mass automation by funding a universal basic income.


Canada is North America's up-and-coming startup center

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As well as an enviable array of natural resources, Canada also boasts incredible support for entrepreneurs, both homegrown and international. Fast-forward to the nineties and the Canadian government expanded its Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program to allow for assistance to companies performing research and development. Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone incubator is also a resource for early-stage companies worldwide, as are a range of University of Toronto incubators and accelerators. Other financial support includes 500 Startup's Canadian fund; the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program, a federal tax incentive for companies conducting research; and the Industrial Research Assistance Program, which provides entrepreneurs with funding and advisory services to help them develop technology.


Ikea is betting on artificial intelligence

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The Trump tax plan: The White House set out its big tax reform plan, which managed to fit on a single page with some bullet points. North Korea: Trump's desired course of action is to resolve the nuclear standoff diplomatically. Push the button: Perhaps the strangest news out of Trumpland this week is the big red button that POTUS keeps on his desk. Which also brings us to the biggest controversy of the week -- does Trump enjoy Coke or Diet Coke?