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5 Common Misconceptions About Deep Learning

Foteini Agrafioti | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business
Foteini Agrafioti

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.

We Need A Canada With Ambitious Goals

Clare Beckton | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Clare Beckton

Quite frankly I would rather have our government express ambitious goals that will stretch their capability than easily met goals. Is this not the reason they were elected? Similarly for Canadians as a whole. Why should we not have audacious and ambitious goals in our lives that challenge us every day and give us reason to get out of bed every morning fully alive and ready to do our best toward meeting the goals?

Tesla Cars Can Now Change Lanes On Their Own

CP | Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Business

DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is leapfrogging competitors with a new autopilot system that lets cars change lanes by themselves. Like...

Canada Shouldn't Count on Accidents to Build Successful Start-Ups

Paul Barter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It's clear that as a society we need innovative new firms to step in and help solve our climate, health and social problems, while at the same time creating a profit for investors and jobs for all of us. The important question is: how can we assure that this happens?

For Vegans, Buying A Car Isn't Always Easy

CP | Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business

DETROIT — Tesla Motors shareholders Mark Peters and Elizabeth Farrell Peters had a simple request for the electric-car maker at its annual meeting i...

Hawking, Musk, Wozniak Warn Of Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

CBC | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Business

Imagine an armed helicopter that can search for and kill people based on certain pre-defined criteria. Or an artificially intelligent robot outfitted ...

Tesla's New 'Ludicrous Mode' Means 0 To 100 In 2.8 Seconds

Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK — Tesla Motors says it's adding a new "Ludicrous Mode'' to high-performance versions of its Model S electric car. CEO Elon Musk said Fri...

Is The Tesla Home-Powering Battery Worth It?

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY - When Tesla Motors announced its home-powering battery was going to be available in Canada next year, it did so with much hype, promising a c...

Tesla Wants To Sell You A Battery For Your Home

CP | Michael Liedtke And Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Business

FOSTER CITY, Calif. - Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an ela...

Raw Dead Fish and Canada's Energy Policy

Paul Barter | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

The new TransCanada pipeline isn't about getting energy east -- it's about getting crude oil east. When discussing the environmental impact of oil sands development, stop using the benign sounding "tailings ponds" when we're actually talking about "toxic sludge." Ducks aren't killed when they land in ponds.

Great Minds Warn This Could End Us All

CBC | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada

Machines turning on their creators has been a popular theme in books and movies for decades, but very serious people are starting to take the subject...

Though Bright Minds Warn Against AI, It Can't Be Stopped

Justin Beach | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

Recently two very intelligent and well known individuals, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have made headlines by warning us about the 'dangers' of artificial intelligence (AI). While I hate to disagree with such brilliant people, I'm not as worried about the future of AI.

Elon Musk: 'Nobody Should Be CEO Forever'

Autoblog | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Business

When someone achieves as much as Elon Musk has, it's easy to become fascinated not just with what the person is doing, but who that person is on a per...

Can You Guess Where Tesla's 'Gigafactory' Will Be?

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Business
Capt. Trevor Greene

Tesla now has enough charging stations throughout North America to allow Tesla owners to drive from Vancouver to San Diego, from Maine to Miami or from New York to Los Angeles without worrying about battery range. There will be no fuel cost along the way, because Musk is committed to making superchargers free for all Tesla owners.

Tesla Spans The Continent

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Business
Capt. Trevor Greene

Tesla Motors, the darling of the electric car world, opened its first Canadian supercharger station in Squamish, B.C. on July 17th. Squamish is between Vancouver and the world-famous ski resort, Whistler. Tesla now has enough charging stations throughout North America to allow Tesla owners to drive from Vancouver to San Diego, from Maine to Miami or from New York to Los Angeles without worrying about battery range.

These Geniuses Are Seriously Worried About Artificial Intelligence

CBC | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business

Two leading voices in the world of science and technology warn that robots equipped with artificial intelligence could be leading humanity down a dang...

Technology Today Is So Much More Than IT

Paul Barter | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

A century ago a computer wasn't a machine -- it was a job title. It referred to people who spent their days doing arithmetic. Then processors were created that took over the role, and society adjusted the word to a new meaning. In today's rapidly transforming economy it's important to adjust more quickly.

What I Learned This Week: Great Ideas Rarely Start Out Great

Andy Nulman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Great ideas rarely start out as great. But with time, with hard work, and with a little luck...they eventually get there. n a nutshell, we live in a world of science fiction, where the unthinkable is mere reality.

What Do Artists, Entrepreneurs and Environmentalists Have in Common?

James Riley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
James Riley

Arianna Huffington recently tweeted a great St. Exupery quote: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." That truth is sort of a paradox about art. The artist is always trying to capture something they can see with their hearts, but is not necessarily seen by the naked eye

Bored Elon Musk Twitter Account Parodies Eccentric CEO

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Business

Whether it's coming up with cost-effective space travel; an experimental transit system that could zip people across a country in minutes, or a hyper-...

How One Man's All Nighter Could Save The Planet

Russ Blinch | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Business
Russ Blinch

Anyone can pull an all nighter. What student hasn't done this and produced some whiz bang of a term paper the next morning. No big deal right? So this Elon Musk guy works all night and whacks out a 57-page report detailing the Hyperloop, a souped up hovercraft in a tube allowing the great unwashed to travel at the speed of sound from one city to the next, powered by the sun, all for $20 a shot. Big whoop.

SavvyMom Roundup: Ashton Kutcher, Saving our Skin and the Hyperloop

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Saving our skin, celebrity life tips, teens and Facebook, Elvis Dogs and the Hyperloop -- that's what caught my attention this week.

'Hyperloop' To Launch Humans From City To City

CP | Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The concept sounds like something from the comic books that billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk read religiously as a boy: a caps...

Will This Technology Revolutionize Transportation?

AP | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Business

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Twice as fast as an airplane, cheaper than a bullet train and completely self-powered: that's the mysterious transportation ...

PayPal Exploring Space Money

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada Travel

NEW YORK — PayPal wants to explore space — or at least begin to figure out how payments and commerce will work beyond Earth's realm once space tra...