The artificial intelligence boom presents Canada with unique opportunities and risks as we seek to benefit from a technology that could reshape how we live.
In this special series, Canada’s AI Advantage, The Logic examines how Canadian companies, investors, institutions and workers can gain from the country’s early lead in AI, even as Canada’s pioneers in the field become the world’s most powerful voices of caution.
MONTREAL — Foteini Agrafioti has interviewed a lot of machine-learning PhDs while assembling one of the larger corporate teams of AI researchers in the country. “The first question they ask you is, ‘How many GPUs do you have?’” says Agrafioti, head of RBC’s Borealis AI unit. It’s an odd inquiry to make of a potential employer. “But it’s true—it’s a scarce resource.”