Tech

Digitizing an entire country

It’s important for you to digitally back up your photos and documents, a lesson some countries are putting into practice.

Your bank is all in on AI

Artificial intelligence is coming to your mobile banking apps in a big way (unless you bank with Laurentian, or something). 

What happened: Three of Canada’s Big Five banks were ranked within the top 10 globally for AI innovation by Evident Insights, which crunched the numbers on AI-related research papers and patent filings as well as investments in AI startups over the last five months.  

Feds pledge billions for AI

The federal government sees your $20 per month ChatGPT subscription and raises it by a couple billion dollars.

What happened: The feds will spend $2.4 billion on AI investments in their upcoming budget, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday.

Michael Metzger on the future of batteries

 On this week’s episode of Free Lunch by The Peak, we sat down with Dr. Michael Metzger, an assistant professor and the Herzberg-Dahn Chair for Advanced Battery Research at Dalhousie University, to discuss the battery supply chain and Canada’s role in the sector’s ecosystem.   

AI class is in session

Students who are sick of not being allowed to use AI to finish their work might want to transfer to a business school.

Quantum computers are getting better at their jobs

There’s been a big leap forward in making a potentially revolutionary technology less accident-prone.

The overhype of walkout check-outs

In the era of AI, remember this maxim, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

What happened: Amazon is walking back its “Just Walk Out” check-out system at its grocery stores. It lets users scan their credit cards as they enter, grab the items they want, and simply walk out of the store without having to (perish the thought) interact with a cashier.

The XZ backdoor could have been really bad

While you were enjoying the long weekend, engineers and developers were fixing what could have been one of the biggest cybersecurity incidents of all time.

Explain It Like I'm Five: Zero-day vulnerabilities

What is a zero-day vulnerability?

Any security flaw or vulnerability in a computer system that its owners or developers don’t know about.

Benchmarks are the latest frontier of AI hype

We’re sorry to report that ~vibes~ might be the only way to judge AI models.