How AI and Blockchain Have Changed Canada’s Business World

Guest post | Marie Fincher | Oct 26, 2018

BLOCKCHAIN and AI in canada - How AI and Blockchain Have Changed Canada's Business WorldThe international business market is filled with the implementation of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. Professionals trained in their industries fear the day when AI will be sufficiently developed to swap places with them.

Canada is a powerhouse in this regard and given the nature of government and organizational legislations already in place, pieces are slowly falling into place. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how AI and blockchain technologies have changed the face of Canada’s business world and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

The State of AI and Blockchain

Before we introduce the potential of these technologies in perspective to Canada’s growth, let’s clear them up a bit. Artificial intelligence represents a step towards a utopian future where people focus on personal and professional development, while automated machines do the rest for them. We see this trend in factory manufacture, web development and even GPS systems. It is most commonly seen in social media and other internet platforms in a form of a chatbot, a constantly-learning algorithm capable of customer support and rudimentary communication.

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In terms of blockchain, the technology is widely used to track cryptocurrency exchange across the public and dark web. It was introduced in necessity and with noble intent. This initial role was quickly transcended when businesses saw the potential of tracking their own, internal data with blockchain. Soon the proverbial cloud was filled with financial documents, business reports and HR paperwork. The technology continues to provide a cleaner, quicker and cheaper way of doing business for willing participants. But how do these technologies fare in terms of Canadian economy and business industry?

AI in Canada’s Business Development

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have become a mainstay in numerous industries. Things such as AR apps, chatbots and self-driven vehicles are not a thing of hypothesis anymore. Canada’s own development in that respect has received global praise, given the open nature of their dealings.

Foreign investors continue to add their contributions to the proverbial table and continue to accelerate Canada’s AI breakthroughs. With the USA and China and their continuous inward spiral, Canada is poised to emerge as the leader in terms of technological development and infrastructural expansion across the globe.

As global support continues to rise for the North American country, so does the government and union support. Canada’s lawyers association expressed their thoughts on the potential of both AI and blockchain in the country’s economic development. With this level of support, both small startups and large enterprises are encouraged to seek new innovations.

The Blockchain Aspect of Canada’s Development

Even though blockchain started as a means to track cryptocurrency exchange, its presence and potential cannot be overstated. The technology can now be applied to financial tracking, maintaining of documents as well as networking between companies. This opens the door for international partnership opportunities which were impossible only a few years ago. Canada’s numerous industries, including renewable energy, have already expressed their interest and desire for blockchain implementation.

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This mentality serves to prove the open-minded nature of Canada’s CEOs towards pioneering new ways of doing business. Imagine a Canada in which law enforcement, formal education and even home security are all interconnected through blockchain technologies. The safety of individual citizens as well as their professional development potential would effectively skyrocket as a result. However, such an endeavor would mean a nation-wide effort, both from government and private sectors. Whether or not this is the blockchain future we will see in the coming years remains to be seen.

What the Future Holds (Conclusion)

It’s hard to talk about the future and AI development without sounding too optimistic. Global initiatives based in Canada have already begun developing joint technology based on AI and blockchain. This tech aims to improve the business decision-making and development of the consumer loans market across Canada.

Toronto’s stock exchange has already seen a surge in popularity of blockchain when it comes to public stock trade. The aim is to have this technology present in everyday stock trade in order to streamline the processes and ensure that more exchange takes place each day. Businesses and stock owners have responded positively to this change of pace, which bodes well for blockchain in Canada’s trade scene.

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Make sure to keep an eye out for announcements, news coverage and social media reception of Canada’s business world to AI and blockchain. No matter where you stand personally in regards to autonomous technologies in public use, fact of the matter is that Canada is leading the charge. The country has seen a spike in popularity both from overseas investors and ambitious youth ready to disrupt the industry and bring about a technological change. All that is left is to wait for the inevitable country-wide implementation of blockchain technology and AI to gauge the public interest and utility of the project.

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marie fincher - How AI and Blockchain Have Changed Canada's Business WorldMarie Fincher is a content writer at Trust My Paper with a background in marketing, technology and business intelligence. She frequently writes about data science, BI, new marketing trends and branding strategies. Marie gradually changed her focus from working in marketing to writing about it.

 


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