Chairman’s Corner: Reflections from the 20th OECD Forum

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The OECD held the 20th anniversary Forum in Paris on 20-21 May. The Forum has grown significantly over the last couple of decades and brings together a wide range of government ministers, leaders from the public and private sectors, representatives from civil society including not-for-profits and college students. Each year, the OECD chooses a theme for the Forum. Perhaps aptly, the theme for this year was “World in eMotion.” It was a play on words to emphasize the rapid pace of change being brought about by digital technologies. The Forum had a rich agenda with many sessions exploring different facets … Read More

The Economic and Business Impacts of Artificial Intelligence: Reality not Hype

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The debate on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is characterized by hyperbole and hysteria. The hyperbole is due to two effects: first, the promotion of AI by self-interested investors. It can be termed the  “Google-effect,” after its CEO Sundar Pichai, who declared AI to be “probably the most important thing humanity has ever worked on.” He would say that. Second, the promotion of AI by tech-evangelists as a solution to humanity’s fundamental problems, even death. It can be termed the “Singularity-effect,” after Ray Kurzweil, who believes AI will cause a “Singularity” by 2045.

Wilfrid Laurier Officially Opened the New Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

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The new center will be instrumental in attracting, maintaining and supporting the local technology sector for today and tomorrow. Wilfrid Laurier students will now be attending the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at the newly named facility, Lazaridis Hall. Through its innovative design and cutting-edge technological capabilities, Lazaridis Hall will cultivate Canadian business education for a global economy compelled by innovation and entrepreneurship. The vision behind Lazaridis Hall is to create an “active learning building” that offers a revolutionary practice of collaborative education. Designed for student collaboration, the technology that supports active learning will allow Wilfrid Laurier students to … Read More