This is a watershed moment: "China laid out a development plan on Thursday to become the world leader in A.I. by 2030, aiming to surpass its rivals technologically and build a domestic industry worth almost $150 billion."
They seek to reach parity with the US by 2020, and breakthrough after that. China in the past has executed well on its prior multi-decade innovation plan.
I wonder what is our national A.I. strategy over the next several decades. What is our "A.I. output" going to be by 2030 and how will it benefit Canadians ?
TOKYO, June 4  — A bold 10-year effort by Japan to seize the lead in computer technology is fizzling to a close, having failed to meet many of its ambitious goals or to produce technology that Japan's computer industry wanted.
...The Fifth Generation project, started in 1982, aimed to develop computers with reasoning capabilities, rather than the ability to merely perform calculations. Computers imbued with such "artificial intelligence" could be used to diagnose diseases, analyze lawsuits and understand language. With the project drawing to a close, a big conference is under way here this week to assess its results.
Diversity and Inclusion has been a hot topic in the tech world lately, and I'm glad it is. It's about time we do more than turn a blind eye or simply talk. I wrote a blog series on diversity and inclusion but I wanted to specifically point to "workplace inclusion". I have personally observed that much of the conversation has been about diversity, and while diversity is really important, what matters even more is inclusion. D & I is not meant to be a counting exercise... it's much more than that and that's what this post is about. Leading tech organizations who get it are realizing huge success.
“. The main point of this post was, through the report findings, that the sense of belonging is critical to diversity and inclusion program success. Further, without minimizing the importance of “diversity”, the real impact is felt when organizations design and implement inclusive business practices...
Hey StartupNorth, I have some exciting news from our Tribe. In a year and a half we have grown from 0-100. Following other founders here I thought this is a big moment to share my thoughts and stats on diversity. I challenge other founders to also share their stats. Our true strength at TS is the diversity of our tribe. We will get better and more diverse. I also pledge to share diversity stats more often.
Huda IdreesLove that you included language stats in there, Sheetal! I also really liked the breakdown by department. Too often we see companies talking about blanket stats without recognizing that some departments skew heavily male.
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