In China, the government has invested $1 billion on an Artificial Intelligence (AI) research park.
AI is going to play an enormous part of our future. My suggestion is to give grants to AI programs offered by colleges, universities, etc... Put some standards in place and allow many colleges to apply for these grants. (standards such as: quality, ethics, hands-on learning etc...) Make sure many colleges/universities are offering affordable AI related programs to keep any one school from monopolizing the marketplace. Keep funding only between Government and the schools to minimize influence and corruption.
This will allow the best and brightest to come to Calgary to learn AI and make Calgary the AI hub of Canada, maybe even the world. With an abundance of AI graduates every year, the long-term spinoffs for Calgary will be: innovative solutions being tested right here in our great city, and positioning ourselves as a "smart-city", a world leader in cutting-edge technology. Every single industry is looking to AI to enhance its competitive edge: automotive, aerospace, healthcare, medical, oil & gas, energy, 3D printing, technology etc... Which means businesses will want to be close to the AI hubs.
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