ISABELLE CAYER

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH IN DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE

" ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY INFRASTRUCTURE, DATA AND, ABOVE ALL, HUMAN TALENT, WHICH ALLOWS IT TO “INCREASE” ITS ABILITY TO ADAPT".

- ISABELLE CAYER,DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH IN DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE

By 2030 , Quebec will witness the emergence of a tidal wave of new skills and therefore new companies in digital intelligence. Technical, professional and scientific profiles will be revisited, merged, transmuted into workforce profiles combining creative genius and advanced techniques that more effectively integrate the benefits of research. The aftermath of the great upheavals of 2020 will have had the effect of illuminating the obsolescence of our systems, while showcasing the opportunities that artificial intelligence could magnify. This global shock is a unique demonstration of the importance of decompartmentalizing talents, of freeing them from the rigid frameworks in which we have developed them. Now is not the time for the system, but for the ecosystem.

This vision of a not-so-distant future dictates that time is no longer for comfort, but for ambition; that expectations must be raised to a level where we will have the resources to adapt to this incessant, multifaceted digital transformation. We must increase our vigilance to identify the skills of tomorrow, those that do not yet exist, and to promote them in a consolidated research-studywork dynamic to solve the challenges of society as well as to actively participate in the economy of Quebec.

The prospect of this change also requires that we adapt the geometry of the interventions. Let us find a way to bring CEGEPs into universities, incubators into transfer centers and these future students with atypical backgrounds in the business of tomorrow. Let us multiply innovation cells to make them transformative bodies and third places to make them spaces of exchange outside the silos. Let us use AI solutions to support this socio-construction of differentiated models of skills development. In other words, learning throughout our lives, enriching this experience with increased intelligence.

With this approach, we might be able to adapt more wisely, to provide businesses with a creative and skilled workforce whose potential has been unleashed while respecting each other’s individuality.

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