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Innovation Nation: Why has the government put a cap on innovation success?

Innovation Nation: Why has the government put a cap on innovation success?

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains on Nov. 26, 2018 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press. NP Photo 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

Move over oil, Big Data is the new fuel to run the world

The centrepiece of Canada’s innovation strategy is the $950-million “supercluster” initiative. The goal, according to the federal government, is for companies of all sizes, academia and the non-profit sector to collaborate on new technologies, to spur economic growth and create jobs. As part of the Innovation Nation series, the Financial Post is taking an in-depth

It’s not too late: Canada, not Sidewalk Labs, should be driving urban innovation

Three levels of government have already committed $1.25 billion in flood protection infrastructure to enable the development of Toronto's Port Lands.Photo Illustration by Becky Guthrie/National Post 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

Google’s Nest hub has a microphone it forgot to mention

The Google Nest hub has an internal microphone that was never disclosed to consumers.Google Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry’s leading collectors of personal information. The company said earlier this month that

It is time to reboot Canada’s tax and benefit system

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

Innovation Nation: Why CEOs support basic income

Floyd Marinescu: Basic income is an economic need.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

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

Innovation Nation: AI godfathers gave Canada an early edge — but we could end up being left in the dust

Geoffrey Hinton, a Google fellow and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of Toronto; computer Science professor Yoshua Bengio; and director of Facebook AI Research Yann LeCun.Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The New York Times; Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press; Brian Ach for Wired. NP Photo Illustration. Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the

Crackdown 3 review: Brutal justice made brutally boring

The city players explore in Crackdown 3 is preposterously architected, a ramshackle collection of oddly scaled futuristic freeways, towers, and plazas that hardly make sense even by video game standards.Microsoft Score: 5.0/10  Platform: Xbox One, Windows PC Developer: Sumo Digital Publisher: Microsoft Studios Release Date: February 15, 2019 ESRB: M As I played Crackdown 3, the

Far Cry New Dawn review: Eminently playable, predictably repetitive

Far Cry New Dawn's post-thermonuclear war America is more alive and colourful than one might expect…Ubisoft Score: 7.5/10  Platform: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Xbox One, Windows PC Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Release Date: February 15, 2019 ESRB: M I don’t know that there’s ever been a more colourful or positive outlook on how the natural world

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