Opinion: Canada's $2.4-billion artificial intelligence bet: a missed opportunity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the offices of artificial intelligence tech company Scale AI in Montreal on April 7.Evan Buhler/Reuters
Joël Blit is a professor of economics at the University of Waterloo, the chair of the Council on Innovation Policy and a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
This week’s announcement of a $2.4-billion federal artificial intelligence package is a clear signal of AI’s importance in ensuring Canada’s future prosperity. […]
Opinion: Canada's $2.4-billion artificial intelligence bet: a missed opportunity