How AI is changing
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Discover how technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) are empowering human ingenuity and extending our capabilities for a more sustainable and accessible world.

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Learn AI Skills for free

Getting started with AI Isn’t hard. Take advantage of $100 in free Microsoft Azure Credits, and explore learning pathways from beginner to expert on Microsoft Learn.

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Humans Wanted: How Canadian youth can thrive in the age of disruption

Automation will impact at least 50 per cent of Canadian jobs in the next 10 years. We have a responsibility to prepare young people for the opportunities and ambiguities of the future.

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Made By AI Forum

Join us at the Made By AI Forum where we will highlight thought leadership in AI talent, work force and capacity building in the industry, government and academia sectors.

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Innovation is what
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Explore real-life examples of how AI empowers us all through AI and cloud computing.

AI for Accessibility

Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the low vision community, this research project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text and objects.

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AI for Health

The University Health Network (UHN) leverages AI to bridge the gap between cancer research and treatment.

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AI for Earth

The Yield: an agricultural technology company based in Australia, uses sensors, data and artificial intelligence (AI) to help farmers make informed decisions related to weather, soil and plant conditions.

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AI for Innovation

Uber boosts platform security with the Face API, part of Microsoft Cognitive Services.

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Types of AI

Reactive Machines

Imagine if you had no concept of the past or future, just this moment right now. That’s what life as a reactive machine is like. Reactive machines only know how to do one thing really well like play a game of chess or the original Super Mario Bros. It’s pretty incredible for a machine, but for a human it’s like moving through life with eating, sleeping, and no sense of prediction or planning as your only functionalities. Let’s move on because this is starting to get a bit too real.

Limited Memory

This is where AI starts to pick up the pace as most AI currently in-market have an advanced amount of limited memory. For example, say a bird is flying towards you. Most people would move to avoid a bird crash into their face (or getting pooped on). Similarly, Limited Memory AI would move to avoid the bird — except it wouldn’t learn from the experience like a human would. Instead it uses a pre-programmed representation of the world it operates in, and only makes decisions based on the information provided. It’s kind of like studying for an exam, passing, then forgetting everything you learned. Still feeling #triggered? Let’s keep going.

Theory of Mind

Buckle up because this is where mind-blowing AI gets ready for blast off. When it comes to research and development, Theory of Mind AI is what the world is expanding on right now. Training a robot to read, understand, remember, and accurately respond to human emotions is a massive undertaking because let’s face it, even we have trouble understanding ourselves. If there ever comes a day where psychologists are being replaced by robots, it’s because Theory Of Mind AI has officially been achieved.

Self-Awareness

Speaking of therapy, there’s no doubt that humans are complex creatures. We think, feel, and express ourselves in a highly intuitive way. It’s just who we are. For an AI to truly reach human potential and beyond, it would need to replicate and combine everything humans do with everything humans know. It would have to be able to acknowledge and understand its own desires, consciously consider its own motives, and develop its own personality. Plus, all of this would be so seamless to the point where even humans couldn’t tell the difference. Kind of like this website, eh?

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