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Don't get lost in the 'distant sci-fi': Cohere prefers to focus on AI's simpler side

Don't get lost in the 'distant sci-fi': Cohere prefers to focus on AI's simpler side

TORONTO — In a world where artificial intelligence has helped professional soccer teams develop game strategies, created a fake viral tune reminiscent of Drake and The Weeknd and played brewmaster, Nick Frosst loves the simpler uses of the technology

'Barbenheimer' and Women's World Cup among top 2023 Google searches in Canada

Topics tied to the world of sports dominated Google searches in Canada this year, while "Oppenheimer" edged out "Barbie" when it came to movie queries.
BlackBerry names new CEO, calls off plans for IPO of Internet of Things business

BlackBerry names new CEO, calls off plans for IPO of Internet of Things business

BlackBerry Ltd. has promoted John Giamatteo to chief executive and called off plans for an initial public offering of its Internet of Things business, but still plans to split its operations.
The hidden environmental cost of your overflowing email inbox

The hidden environmental cost of your overflowing email inbox

When consumers think about ways to reduce their carbon footprint, lowering their car usage, eating fewer animal products and reducing their waste likely come to mind. But there’s another, perhaps easier, way to cut your emissions: delete old emails.
As ChatGPT marks one-year anniversary, here's how Canadian companies are using AI

As ChatGPT marks one-year anniversary, here's how Canadian companies are using AI

When OpenAI released ChatGPT one year ago, it instantly dazzled the world's tech community and beyond. The artificial intelligence-based chatbot could turn simple prompts from users into reams of text, including essays and speeches, within moments.
AI won't pose immediate existential threat but 'safety brakes' needed: Microsoft

AI won't pose immediate existential threat but 'safety brakes' needed: Microsoft

Microsoft’s president says he doesn't think artificial intelligence poses an immediate threat to humanity's existence, but governments and businesses still need to move faster to address the technology's risks by implementing what he calls "safety br
Black Friday sales hit $4.1 billion, top last year's numbers: Shopify

Black Friday sales hit $4.1 billion, top last year's numbers: Shopify

OTTAWA — Shopify Inc. says this year's Black Friday sales across its merchants were 22 per cent higher than the year before. The Ottawa-based e-commerce company says businesses using its software made $4.1 billion in sales on Black Friday.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday shoppers to focus on quality, timing this year: experts

Black Friday, Cyber Monday shoppers to focus on quality, timing this year: experts

TORONTO — For Harley Finkelstein, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are akin to the Super Bowl. Staff at his e-commerce software company Shopify Inc.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce forms AI council with members including Amazon, Google

Canadian Chamber of Commerce forms AI council with members including Amazon, Google

OTTAWA — The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says it has formed a council aimed at shaping public policy around artificial intelligence.
Small business owners call on government to take on Amazon, level playing field

Small business owners call on government to take on Amazon, level playing field

TORONTO — An association representing 97,000 of Canada’s small businesses is calling on Ottawa to do more to address Amazon.com Inc.'s dominance.