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Meta looks to target Twitter with a rival app called Threads

Meta looks to target Twitter with a rival app called Threads

LONDON (AP) — Meta is poised to unveil a new app that appears to mimic Twitter — a direct challenge to the social media platform owned by Elon Musk .
What Google's move to block news in Canada means for your next search

What Google's move to block news in Canada means for your next search

TORONTO — Google said Thursday that it will strip Canadian news from its services in response to a new federal law that forces tech giants to pay publishers for news they share through their services.
Google DeepMind calls for 'responsible' approach to AI amid 'eureka moment'

Google DeepMind calls for 'responsible' approach to AI amid 'eureka moment'

TORONTO — The chief business officer at Google's artificial intelligence research lab says the world is having a "eureka moment" around artificial intelligence, but we have to be responsible with the technology.
World entering 'period of uncertainty' as AI makes advances: Hinton

World entering 'period of uncertainty' as AI makes advances: Hinton

TORONTO — The so-called 'godfather of artificial intelligence' said the world is entering a period of huge uncertainty as the technology he pioneered gets even smarter, more ubiquitous and in need of people working to counter its risks.
Artificial intelligence takes centre stage at Collision tech conference in Toronto

Artificial intelligence takes centre stage at Collision tech conference in Toronto

TORONTO — When the Collision tech conference got underway in Toronto on Tuesday, there were two words that dominated discussions across the Enercare Centre: artificial intelligence.
As Toronto readies for Collision conference, some wonder how much it brings to city

As Toronto readies for Collision conference, some wonder how much it brings to city

TORONTO — When the global tech community descends on Toronto next week for the Collision conference, there will be chatter about the rapid rise of artificial intelligence, which many predict is poised to disrupt all sectors of the economy, and the wa
Shopify to fight CRA request for six years of merchant tax records: CEO

Shopify to fight CRA request for six years of merchant tax records: CEO

Shopify Inc. will challenge a request from the Canada Revenue Agency to turn over six years of records for Canadian stores using the firm's software.
Netflix phases out 'basic' streaming plan from its subscription options in Canada

Netflix phases out 'basic' streaming plan from its subscription options in Canada

TORONTO — Netflix Canada is done with being basic. The streaming giant says it's phasing out the $9.99 "basic" option from its price plans, taking away the cheapest subscription without ads.
Toronto-based food pickup service Ritual lays off 40% of staff

Toronto-based food pickup service Ritual lays off 40% of staff

TORONTO — Ritual says it has laid off about 40 per cent of its company. The cut carried out by the Toronto-based food pickup service amounts to about 38 workers.
AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio to focus on safer uses of AI, argues regulation necessary

AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio to focus on safer uses of AI, argues regulation necessary

TORONTO — Artificial intelligence pioneer Yoshua Bengio says he will be redirecting his research to ensure he is working on applications of the technology that are safe for society.