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Inclusive innovation must be part of a new social contract

By Jeff Kinder, R. Sandra Schillo      

To be fully successful, however, inclusive innovation must systematically consider who will be impacted by innovation.

Automation and logistical innovations have already decimated the automotive sector and numerous Canadian communities, write Jeff Kinder and R. Sandra Schillo, who say that as we push artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, we risk eliminating the jobs of North America’s nearly 3.5 million truck and other drivers. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

Innovation has delivered great social and economic benefits and is necessary to address Canada’s grand challenges, ranging from climate change to opioid addiction to food security. But Ottawa has struggled for decades with how best to encourage innovation.

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