Artificial Intelligence is the defining technology of our time. It has the potential to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, but its proliferation also raises important questions about the role of technology in our lives.
Starting today, we are exploring some of those questions with AI Meets World, a six-part podcast series that Microsoft developed in partnership with Globe Content Studios, a division of the Globe and Mail.
The series explores many of the ways AI is already disrupting business and highlights the possibilities still to come in the future. From the ways AI is helping environmental scientists address climate change, to helping the low vision community “see” with assistance from apps like Seeing AI, to a look at tomorrow’s workforce with The Knowledge Society, AI Meets World offers an approachable look at the impact of artificial intelligence both in Canada and around the world.
Our goal with this series is first to pull back the curtain on AI and machine learning, but also to get Canadian business leaders thinking about how they can integrate AI into their operations. Despite the massive influx of AI incubators and research facilities in Canada – including our own, Microsoft Research Centre in Montreal – Canadian businesses are lagging on adoption and deployment of AI solutions. This is in spite of research that shows high-growth companies are more than twice as likely to be using AI compared to single-digit growth companies.
We are at the dawn of the AI era. Artificial intelligence is already changing the way we live and work, and the evolution will only continue. At Microsoft Canada, we’re committed to making AI a part of daily life through initiatives like this series and our signature innovation event, Future Now, happening this Wednesday, March 20th in Toronto. I encourage you to listen and subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Spotify and follow the series on your favourite podcast provider over the coming weeks.