Government of Canada launches national consultations on digital and data transformation
“Today, AI and big data are transforming all industries and sectors. They are presenting new opportunities for innovators to create jobs and generate prosperity. We have an opportunity to build a digital legacy for Canada and to become a global innovation leader. However, to spur digital innovation, investment and job creation in Canada, citizens must have trust and confidence that their data and privacy will be protected. This consultation is a first step in making this vision a reality.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
90% of the world’s data has been created in the last 2 years.
87% of Canadians and 95% of Canadian businesses are connected to the Internet.
94% of Canadian businesses use personal data.
Young Canadians spend on average 5 hours a day on the Internet.
Global e-commerce reached US$1.9 trillion in 2016.
8 to 9% of labour demand in 2030 will be in jobs that do not exist today.
Canada ranks 5th in the OECD for creative thinking and 9th for problem solving in a technology-rich environment.
Canada ranks 4th in the world on patents related to quantum computing.
It is estimated that cybercrime will cost the world US$6 trillion annually by 2021.
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Karl W. Sasseville
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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