Robots are advancing exponentially while human learning occurs at a much slower pace.
Jobs are not created or lost because of a single technology, but because of the business models designed to leverage the power of it.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s new chief science adviser, check out a robot that launches balls, with science fair participants Van Bernat and Kate O'Melia of Governor Simcoe Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ont., on Parliament Hill in September.
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Science funding still falls short of 2005 levels. It's time for Canada's government to fix that problem, before it's too late.
Rules are made to be broken. Innovation stalls when you don't follow that simple maxim.
Should robots and artificial intelligence face additional restrictions?
Artificial intelligence has so much beneficial potential that fears about it shouldn't prompt new regulations. Existing rules already govern human and machine behavior.
Crystal Pepsi, seen here on sale recently as part of a nostalgia campaign, was considered one of Pepsi’s epic fails.
It can be much easier to develop a new product than to actually get people to try it, even for big established brands. Where did launches for products like Crystal Pepsi go wrong?
Post-its are a great idea, but would they have made it on Kickstarter?
To attract the most crowdfunding, a product should be framed as either new or useful.
While every other social media platform seeks to tie users in through content-rich profiles, the transient nature of Snaps means the company needs to find a new hook.
There are some cities which score highly in both measures of the innovation index, like Hobart.
Innovation is focused on regional centres that have research and development institutions, but more than 150 regional areas have potential to match this innovation, research finds.
Women are less likely to be published in scientific journals.
Women can often draw attention to dimensions of thinking that their male perspective may miss. But this will only work if they are in positions that allow them to lead and drive the research agenda.
Working within and across disciplines allows blue sky research to deliver real world impact.
Ensuring knowledge creates impact involves disciplinary excellence, communication, co-location and funding.
South Africa should look towards inclusive growth to push back the growing levels of poverty within the population.
The Treasury says we need to raise productivity growth.
Spurring productivity growth requires innovation. Not just in products, but in our business models and management practices.
In school makerspaces, students problem-solve with traditional craft materials alongside.
digital technologies such as 3D printing, virtual reality, programmable robots and video work.
Creative makerspaces in Ontario schools weave passion with digital technologies to teach 21st century skills.
A kingfisher’s beak inspired the design of high-speed trains in Japan, through the process of ‘biomimicry,’ or human imitation of nature.
From kingfishers to dandelion seeds and bone tissue, natural organisms are the source of many radical human innovations in technology and medicine.
Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a hub for international corporate headquarters and local startups.
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The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could do much more to tap their innovation potential
Having only a few people with most of the wealth, motivates others. This theory is actually wrong according to research.
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Inequality actually restricts people from earning more, educating themselves and becoming entrepreneurs.
The UK is about to miss an opportunity if it tries to take on the giants of the lithium-ion battery industry.
Melanoma transfer tattoo.
Doctors are taught how to treat skin cancer – but not necessarily how to empathise with those who have it.
Edinburgh is one of the European cities that make the most of their creative and cultural assets.
A comparison of 36 Australian cities finds that, unlike Europe, the data on their creativity and culture are not closely linked to their capacity to generate economic value and social well-being.
Are research nonprofits holding up their end of the tax-exempt bargain?
Holding patents can be a lucrative and powerful position to be in. Here's a proposal for how nonprofit patent holders can do more for the common good – and live up to their end of the tax break bargain.