Why does Canada give away its best ideas in AI?

Artificial intelligence is catnip to cheque-wielding politicians. But their investments won’t pay unless we stop hawking patents

April 13, 2017

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But Canada’s dream of building a world-beating AI sector will remain exactly that—even with the Vector Institute—unless policymakers can figure out how to stop the leakage of intellectual property out of the country. “We’re locking ourselves out of the possibility of creating an AI powerhouse in Canada,” says Richard Gold, a law professor at McGill University and the founding director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy.

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