Worth noting that a "relatively unknown" city in China has pledged more towards AI than the US and Canada combined. And a concerted national push which will spend billions in AI research+development is being planned.
Presumably, we would see direct Chinese presence in Toronto/Montreal soon to tap into the local AI community here ? And we would also see foreign researchers who might choose to move to China instead, as an example in this article shows. *** "China is readying a new multibillion-dollar initiative to fund moonshot projects, start-ups and academic research, all with the aim of growing China’s A.I. capabilities, according to two professors who consulted with the government on the plan. ...
For example, the relatively unknown city of Xiangtan, in China’s Hunan province, has pledged $2 billion toward developing robots and artificial intelligence. Other places have direct incentives for the A.I. industry. In Suzhou, leading artificial intelligence companies can get about $800,000 in subsidies for setting up shop locally, while Shenzhen, in southern China, is offering $1 million to support any A.I. project established there.
..President Trump’s proposed budget, meanwhile, would reduce the National Science Foundation’s spending on so-called intelligent systems by 10 percent, to about $175 million. Research and development in other areas would also be cut, though the proposed budget does call for more spending on defense research and some supercomputing. The cuts would essentially shift more research and development to private American companies... " ***
Company Culture Deck/ Guide: Which Canadian company has the best culture deck/ guide? Do you have one? Why/ why not? If not, would you pay someone to facilitate the process of developing a unique guide with you and your team, based on your unique values, vision, and company? Here's the Netflix culture deck, in case you aren't sure what I'm talking about: ... See MoreSee Less
Adam CaplanWow! That deck is captivating, start to finish. Talk about modelling integrity by aligning your actions with your values!
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Laura WardI love that slide on brilliant jerks. They shouldn't be tolerated but too often are.
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Aram MelkoumovWe recently created our own culture handbook, we did it so that we can have a unified vision and mission. For the first 4 years of our existence we didn't have a formal culture guide/handbook, when we started hiring and growing our team we thought it was important to invest into one so that we can be transparent in regards to who we are during our expansion. We read an excerpt from it everyday during our scrum meetings, I'm pretty sure everybody knows it by heart now. Our deck is a work in progress, and it's not as thorough as Netflix, but it's a start! You can find it here: goo.gl/5BmuPt
Aram MelkoumovI really feel great seeing our two client logos (Top Hat and League) being discussed here. I think they have the strongest brand logo identities currently in our community. During the Top Hat re-branding, we got to see some of the logo iterations done internally, and we were blown away when they came out with the final logo. Congrats to the creative teams at both companies for your amazing milestones/achievements!