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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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Daron Acemoglu: Robotics, AI, and the Future of Work

by CIFAR
Jun 13 / 17
As society looks to the future and the potential of AI and robotics, CIFAR Senior Fellow and MIT economist Daron Acemoğlu reminds us that we must first look to the past.

Acemoglu delves into the history of technological disruption, the current economic landscape and the complex questions facing policy makers. The David Dodge CIFAR lecture was presented in partnership with CSPC (Canadian Science Policy Centre) on June 13, 2017.