The Writers Guild of America (WGA)—the union representing 11,500 scribes behind American film and TV—is on strike after failing to reach a new deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, AKA, the suits that sign their cheques.
British-Canadian computer scientist and University of Toronto professor Geoffrey Hinton—known as one of the three “Godfathers of AI”—stepped down from his role at Google’s AI division so he could freely talk about the dangers AI currently poses.
Canada used to have one of the most productive economies in the world, but now? Not so much. We have already fallen behind the average developed economy, and the OECD now expects Canada to have the lowest per-capita GDP growth of any member country.
So what gives? A big part of the problem is our lagging productivity level. But what does that actually mean?