While Canada’s AI startups face increased competition from foreign scale-ups and BigTech in the enterprise market, the general lack of data readiness among enterprise customers compounds the weakness of Canadian tech entrepreneurs vis-à-vis larger international players.
In this edition of the Editors’ Forum, the program editors at the NAOC explore to what extent and under which conditions we should use COVID-19 tracking apps.
Black Lives Matter protests have captured the news media’s attention lately. Governments have also been observing these mass movements using sophisticated surveillance technology usually reserved for military applications. Chloé Ketels unpacks some of the ethical implications of governments’ utilization of this technology for domestic security purposes.
Tiffany Kwok explores the fresh topic of MADCOMs in the field of artificial intelligence, and ties in possible consequences for democracy.
Tiffany Kwok takes a look at the increasingly sophisticated deepfake technology, and explores the implications of its ease of access.
The world of blockchain holds great power and potential to boost efficiency of all societal processes. This efficiency is however also met with decentralization of power- an element actors will have to get used to.
For the past twenty years the internet has become more and more embedded in the lives of millions of people. This change has not just been taking place in affluent developed countries, but has rather spread to many developing countries as well. In fact, the gap is narrowing in terms of the number of Read More…
In order to stay relevant and effective, international organizations and alliances must adapt to present-day challenges. While an organization’s broad mandate and purpose will generally stay the same over time, its objectives and instruments are often revised due to the constantly changing state of international relations. A recent development that has substantially altered global affairs Read More…
Digital security has become an issue of extreme importance for the international community. Unleashing untapped potential with increasingly efficient, accessible, and customizable technological means has opened up a multitude of opportunities for both societal and human development. In turn, simultaneously being established are the heightened odds of privacy invasion, data collection, and faster data transmissions Read More…
The second part of Touraj Riazi’s interview with 8th Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former commander of US STRATCOM, Gen. James Cartwright.