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Artificial intelligence + basic income = Canadian innovation

By: Jiaying Zhao, Yuen Pau Woo and Lorne A. Whitehead.The recent explosion of artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the workforce. ChatGPT reached 100 million users in just two months after its launch. It and other generative AI applications have the potential to increase the efficiency of more than 50 per cent of all worker tasks in the U.S., with no loss in quality. A recent report estimates that AI's boost to labour productivity can increase annual…
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The Quest for Senate Legitimacy: Next Steps Towards an Independent Upper House

With more than 80 per cent of its members sitting outside of partisan caucuses, the makeup of Canada’s Senate is unlike anything in its history. Reflecting on his experience as Facilitator of the Independent Senators Group, the author takes stock of how the Upper Chamber has transformed since changes in the appointment process were introduced in 2016. Using a landmark article written by two distinguished former senators as a jumping off point, the author reviews recent change…
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A foreign influence transparency registry could cause more harm than good

Public Safety Minster Marco Mendicino has launched a consultation on a proposed foreign influence transparency registry (FITA) and is seeking feedback on six specific questions. Unfortunately, they are the wrong questions. We should instead be looking at the problems the registry is trying to address and asking if the proposed solution creates more harm than good. The federal consultation paper points to harassment and intimidation of Canadians as one of the most troub…
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