Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE (AP) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is "investing massively in AI," building on decades of research by Canadian computer scientists who helped provide the "modern underpinnings" advancing the field of artificial intelligence.
Trudeau spoke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Friday, during an annual meeting of the school's Solve initiative for tech entrepreneurs.
He says Canada is making a "deliberate choice," but not an easy choice, to embrace change at a time when new technology is disrupting workplaces and leading to anxiety and fear about the future.
Trudeau says Canada also has a responsibility to shape what rules and principles are in place to guide the development of artificial intelligence.
Trudeau has been pitching Canada as a destination for tech companies and talent, emphasizing its inclusivity.
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