Computer programs at the heart of artificial intelligence (AI) often use neural networks that, embedded in machines and programs, learn through example. They follow the logic of experience, but are restricted to the behaviours and facts that are provided to them. Thus, AI grows through experiential learning and problem solving. Its efficacy depends on the breadth of the experience and the … More Artificial Intelligence: What is AI?
Insular and protectionist winds blowing through the Western world present significant opportunities for nations open to trade and immigration. … More Innovation, Competitiveness, Productivity
Immigrants desire conditions that foster creativity, enhance economic opportunity, provide freedom from bureaucratic harassment and corruption, and allow greater control over their fortunes and lifestyles. I know this firsthand. … More International mobility, innovation and prosperity
We’re trying to grow innovators at McMaster Engineering. From our academic programs to an extracurricular innovation ecosystem, our efforts are based on improving the value that our graduates bring to society. We recognize that engineers will not be able to change the world by themselves and that diversity of thought and disciplines matters. … More History shows: Innovation requires a recipe
Engineering students are being taught not only to create innovations, but also anticipate and respond to the changes that result. They’re are learning that viable solutions that reinforce good aspects of change require collaboration with others within and outside of engineering. … More Embracing change (for good)
Context matters in innovation. Those who work towards narrow prescribed goals are poorly placed to further responsible innovation. While our profession requires deep technological capability, engineers must also be intellectually and socially aware to be innovative. For that reason, we educate engineers to think creatively and strategically, and provide them with the capacity to lead. … More Why we innovate, how we educate
Innovation matters more and more. Educators should train themselves and educate their students to answer a critical question before ideas are explored. “Who cares?” … More “Who cares?” Basis of innovation