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Says Google owes Canada a favour for the country's work on artificial intelligence.
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The partnership will allow for talented researchers to stay in Canada, the lab's chief says.
AI might have great potential to help humanity in profound ways; however, it's very important to regulate it.
More than 40 per cent of jobs could be wiped out in next 10 to 20 years, on par with what happened during the Great Recession.
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"Toronto has emerged as an important hub of artificial intelligence research ..."
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In an increasingly automated world, it is the qualities that make us most human that will be valued highest in the workplace of the future. And the liberal arts - also known as humanities - may well offer the clearest path to success.
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Thirty years ago, robots might have seemed limited to science fiction novels, but even today there are many industries that have seen the shift towards automation take hold. AI is already impacting our workforce -- and the changes are likely just getting started.
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As the founder of Microsoft, there are few people on the planet who have helped to guide technological progression (at least in the realm of computing) as much as Gates over the course of his 42-year career. The thrust of his argument is this: if robots replace human workers whose pay would otherwise be taxed, why then should the labour of the robots not also be subject to taxation?
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But Elon Musk is looking further into the future than that.
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If you think that creativity will be safe from the automation of everything, you are wrong. It's not a question of "if" creativity and advertising will be automated, it is a question of "when." Whethe...
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Montreal alone added more full-time jobs last year than the rest of the country combined.
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We had incredible technological and societal changes throughout 2015 and 2016. Circular and sharing economies, content and social media, new influencer networks, wearables, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and big data analytics all accelerated. And, up until this point, it's felt like a test run.
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Automation -the replacement of humans with technology- is everywhere. It's impacting our day-to-day lives, usually in ways we barely notice. Grocery store self-checkouts or the map app on your phone a...
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Montreal could become "super-cluster" of A.I. technology.
In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, we often become immune to how convenient and productive our lives have become thanks to innovation. What was once unthinkable even 10 years ago, like the way we binge watch entire series on Netflix, or using Waze to decide the best way to get to a meeting, is now commonplace and almost taken for granted.
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I always look forward to the TIFF madness that descends in Toronto every year -- the celebs, the premieres, the parties, and of course, the arduous and panic-inducing process of choosing what to see....
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The truth is that AI is getting more advanced -- now able to operate in extremely complex scenarios. As AIs start to make decisions in the real world, the stakes for human beings have skyrocketed -- increasing both potential and risk.
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Machine learning, and a more advanced technology called deep learning, are types of artificial intelligence that allow a computer to learn information based on the data it is given. Essentially, the more information the computer is given, the better it can learn -- and in the case of platforms like Spotify or Netflix, the more interaction you have with the program, the better it can recommend music, movies, or TV shows that you'll like.
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These innovations are bound to change our lives forever. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Big Data and artificial general intelligence companies, the new darlings of Silicon Valley and organizations concerned with international security, should pay heed to what has happened this year. The Brexit vote proved that assumptions of fact, the springboard for all deductive or inductive reasoning-- are heavily prone to human error.
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It's time for humans to apply this same drive we have towards embracing new hobbies and skillsets to how we embrace cognitive computing. Cognitive computing, like IBM's world-famous Watson, illuminates aspects of our world that were previously invisible, like patterns and insights in unstructured data.
We rely on security systems to keep us out of harm's way. As technology continues to grow, both home and commercial security systems are strengthening, and the market for advanced security systems is expanding rapidly, giving you the consumer a plethora of options to choose from.
"When people realize that it's a solvable problem they won't put up with it anymore."
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If you walk in to the Henn-na (or the Weird Hotel) in Japan, you will likely be met by two receptionists. Both speak English but neither is like any receptionist you've ever seen before. One appears to be a perfectly airbrushed woman. The other is a dinosaur. Both are robots.
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Virtual reality, smart homes and digital assistants -- what was once science fiction from our favourite episodes of The Jetsons, is now well on its way to becoming science fact. We're only two weeks into 2016, and I predict that it's going to be a big year for technological innovation.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be taking us to a galaxy, far, far away, but way, way before even the first Star Wars did so, another science-fiction film took us much, much farther. Fifty years ago this week, six astronauts posed on the moon for a selfie-ish photograph next to a newly uncovered three million-year old alien artifact.
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Deep learning is the buzzword of the moment inside tech circles and as the public plugs into what this breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) means for the future of technology, a number of common misconceptions have emerged. Below, our machine learning experts at Architech Labs clear up some of the confusion.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Google is putting a different twist on the concept of "automated reply'' with a new tool that aims to write artificially intelligent responses to your email. The technology is part of...
Under privacy by design, technology companies must account for human values when creating their systems and ensure they have engineered for maximum individual privacy in every step of their process. It's a costly and time-consuming measure, but it's one of the only measures standing in the way of a digital Wild West.
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With "Future Day" a week away, there have been many recent articles on "What Did Back To The Future Get Right?" Rather than bore you with a typical comparison, I thought I'd take a different approach, and highlight how both the BTTF trilogy and Demolition Man made technological predictions of a more inclusive and accessible world.
Imagine an armed helicopter that can search for and kill people based on certain pre-defined criteria. Or an artificially intelligent robot outfitted with weapons performing pre-programmed patrols, wi...