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Digital Policy Salon: AI Impacts in Canada

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the new Digital Policy Salon bi-weekly briefing. We're brought to y
Digital Policy Salon
Digital Policy Salon: AI Impacts in Canada
By ICTC-CTIC • Issue #1 • View online
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the new Digital Policy Salon bi-weekly briefing. We’re brought to you by the Research & Policy team at the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC).
Spring is only beginning, but so much has already happened in the world of tech research and policy in 2020.
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Our Perspective
Social Failure & 21st Century Design
Imperatives For The Canadian Data Economy
Interviews in the Field
What We're Reading
Foodora couriers are eligible to join union, labour board rules
How crowdfunding drives social impact
Our Research
On the Edge of Tomorrow: Canada's AI-Augmented Workforce
Research Visualized
Women are much more likely to be employed in occupations with high AI Augmentation scores. Nearly 70% of workers in occupations within the top quartile of AI Augmentation scores are women. Furthermore, all of the top 10 most AI-augmentable occupations disproportionately employ women, ranging from a low of 73% for data entry clerks to 96% female among health information management occupations.
Percent Female by AI Impact Score - Source: ICTC, 2019
Percent Female by AI Impact Score - Source: ICTC, 2019
ICTC’s AI Labour Augmentation Model was derived by rating the skills, competencies or tasks of Canadian occupations by their suitability for AI augmentation or impact, using data obtained from the US Department of Labor and in-depth feedback on skill needs and AI capabilities provided via interviews with experts and the advisory committee, 160 different skills and risk-scores have been linked to occupations.
Read our full report on AI for more information.
Twitter Highlights
Every 2 years @OpenGovCan engages with #Canadians to help shape Canada’s National Action Plan for Open Government #OpenGovCan. From March 2 to May 1, Canadians have a chance to get involved in creating the 2020-2022 plan! Find out how here
Thank you @FieldsInstitute and @RyersonU for hosting @marclijour and @_akshaykotak at the Blockchain Technology Symposium 2020!
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