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About the Digital Accelerator

Our Approach

We, at the Digital Accelerator, take a hands-on-approach to growing the department’s artificial intelligence-related competencies. We partner with scientists, economists and researchers to deliver tangible products that contribute to the success of their programs while sharing knowledge and innovative techniques that will have a lasting impact on the delivery of their work. It is our mission to introduce or improve artificial intelligence-related capabilities at NRCan and to broadly inform Canada’s natural resource sectors on how to best incorporate digital solutions in their operations.

Natural Resources Digital Accelerator objectives

Pilot high-value, advanced digital solutions and tools, such as machine learning, robotic process automation, data visualization and AI, to existing NRCan data sets and systems

Increase digital literacy throughout NRCan through hands-on learning and workshops

Strengthen the digital ecosystem and partnerships between government, industry and other stakeholders

Enhance digital expertise within the natural resources sector (energy, forestry, and mining)

Develop a digital vision and strategy to future-proof NRCan, our partners and the natural resource companies we serve

The Government of Canada’s digital vision

The Government of Canada is focused on building an open and service-oriented organization that delivers digitally optimized programs and services to people and businesses in effective ways that are available anytime and on any device.

Canada’s Digital Standards and Blueprint 2020 support the government’s shift to becoming more agile, open and user-focused. Many government departments and agencies are increasingly harnessing the power of data to make better decisions and ultimately better serve Canadians. Their expertise and the paths they have forged provide a strong foundation for progress for the government as a whole.

Learn more about the Government of Canada’s guiding principles on AI and the Directive on Automated Decision-Making.

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Contact us to find out more about digital innovation at NRCan.

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