What experts say Canada needs to do to become a leader in the electric vehicle industry

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This week’s meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden was a signal of momentum for electric vehicles that those in Canada’s industry have been waiting for. In the roadmap released following the meeting, both leaders promised to work together to build supply chains for electric vehicle (EV) battery development so Canada and the U.S. could… Read more »

Facebook launches Neighborhoods, a Nextdoor clone

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Facebook is launching a new section of its app designed to connect neighbors and curate neighborhood-level news. The new feature, predictably called Neighborhoods, is available now in Canada and will be rolling out soon for U.S. users to test. As we reported previously, Neighborhoods has technically been around since at least October of last year, but that… Read more »

Mayflower: Ship to sail across Atlantic without a crew

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A fully autonomous ship will attempt a ground-breaking journey across the Atlantic ocean without a crew later this month. The Mayflower 400 will travel 3,500 miles (5,630km) from Plymouth in the UK to Massachusetts in the US, conducting scientific experiments during its journey. Source: BBC Technology News Date: May 19th, 2021 Link to 3 minute… Read more »

Financial Expert Lloyd Ostertag (aka Elon Musk) on Cryptocurrency – SNL

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Source: SNL (Saturday Night Live) Date: May 19th, 2021 Link to 2 minute 16 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5RCfQyTDFI Discussion ” Originally formed as a joke, Dogecoin was created by IBM software engineer Billy Markus and Adobe software engineer Jackson Palmer. They wanted to create a peer-to-peer digital currency that could reach a broader demographic than Bitcoin. In addition, they wanted to… Read more »

How can we avoid coded bias in facial recognition tech?

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Artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, Joy Buolamwini, has spent the last four years raising awareness of the social implications and possible harm of the technology. Inspired by her own experiences of facial recognition tech she founded the Algorithmic Justice League and recently became the star of the Netflix documentary Coded Bias. Source: BBC Future Date: May… Read more »