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Featured: Professor Zammit in a Financial Post article on AI and the future.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 8:02am
Kevin Carmichael
A Financial Post article discussing the impacts of emerging technologies and AI on the labor markets and employment in the future, featured significant inputs from the University of Toronto, Mississauga's renowned Professor Nicholas Zammit. The article was themed around "The way we choose to confront the tech revolution will set the parameters for the kind of economy we have for decades to come".

Professor Zammit's current research is an attempt to put an economic price on the cost of war by measuring what happened to international trade when Canada and other Dominions joined the First World War. The article mentioned a tool developed by Prof. Zammit that scans digital versions of primary sources and transfers the relevant data to a “very, very big” spreadsheet. This tool is essentially AI that saves time and money to scan through 30-40 years of information. The promising nature of AI in data collection and analysis has been highlighted by Zammit in the article 

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