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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.
Tech, human rights groups call on Ottawa to take action on facial recognition, AI

Tech, human rights groups call on Ottawa to take action on facial recognition, AI

OTTAWA — A group of technology and human rights organizations are calling on the federal government to take immediate action to address concerns around artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology.
Collision tech conference extends Toronto stay to 2024

Collision tech conference extends Toronto stay to 2024

TORONTO — Global technology conference Collision says it is extending its stay in Toronto for another year. The travelling event showcasing startups and business heavyweights says it will return to the city for its 2024 conference.
Canadian technology organizations form semiconductor working group

Canadian technology organizations form semiconductor working group

TORONTO — Several Canadian tech organizations are forming a group to advance the country's semiconductor industry. The group is called the Semiconductor Industry Leadership and Innovation Canada Action Network.
ChatGPT transformative because it was widely accessible: Zilis

ChatGPT transformative because it was widely accessible: Zilis

TORONTO — A former OpenAI board member says it's the interactive nature of ChatGPT that has made artificial intelligence accessible to a wide audience in a meaningful way.
Bell Media's Crave streaming service to offer ad-supported tier this summer

Bell Media's Crave streaming service to offer ad-supported tier this summer

TORONTO — Crave is making room for commercial breaks on its streaming service.
Shopify launches fight against 'patent trolls' and their funders, files Texas lawsuit

Shopify launches fight against 'patent trolls' and their funders, files Texas lawsuit

Shopify Inc. says it wants to push back against the trend of companies filing hundreds of patent infringement lawsuits against businesses every year, and is waging a court battle to make its point.
Apple Vision Pro headset could pave way for mass adoption of AR, VR: Industry

Apple Vision Pro headset could pave way for mass adoption of AR, VR: Industry

TORONTO — Canadian tech companies say Apple's new Vision Pro headset gives them hope that augmented and virtual reality wearables could catch on with consumers and businesses.
Apple unveils sleek 'Vision Pro' goggles. Will it be what VR has been looking for?

Apple unveils sleek 'Vision Pro' goggles. Will it be what VR has been looking for?

CUPERTINO, Calif.