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'Godfather of AI' quits Google to talk more openly about the technology's 'dangers'

'Godfather of AI' quits Google to talk more openly about the technology's 'dangers'

TORONTO — One of the godfathers of artificial intelligence says he has left Google so he can more freely discuss the dangers of the technology.
Ritual to add consumer fee to orders placed on platform starting May 1

Ritual to add consumer fee to orders placed on platform starting May 1

TORONTO — Ritual is going to begin charging consumers a fee for every order they place on the food pickup platform. The Toronto-based technology company says users will be charged between 15 and 99 cents for orders under $30 and $1.
Professionals see less credibility, value on Twitter after Musk takeover

Professionals see less credibility, value on Twitter after Musk takeover

TORONTO — Canada was plunging into the H1N1 crisis, when Anne Marie Aikins first encountered Twitter.
How Canada is trying to rein in Big Tech as data becomes more powerful

How Canada is trying to rein in Big Tech as data becomes more powerful

TORONTO — Whether you're catching a flight, opening a new bank account or picking up groceries, a small group of big names takes up most of the market share. Competition Ltd.
Tech companies shouldn't be labelling media companies in ad hoc way: academics

Tech companies shouldn't be labelling media companies in ad hoc way: academics

TORONTO — Allowing tech companies to apply brazen labels to the social media accounts of credible publications can harm the reputations of news outlets and mislead the public, academics say.
Fake Drake: AI-generated track with Toronto rapper and the Weeknd pulled down

Fake Drake: AI-generated track with Toronto rapper and the Weeknd pulled down

TORONTO — Record industry giant Universal Music Group is encouraging a crackdown on unauthorized use of its performers' voices after a fake, A.I.-generated song featuring Drake and the Weeknd made the rounds online.
Mars head Yung Wu announces plan to step down from role as tech incubator's CEO

Mars head Yung Wu announces plan to step down from role as tech incubator's CEO

TORONTO — Yung Wu has founded, built and invested in at least seven companies, but there's one thing that's not his strong suit: retiring. The first time the serial entrepreneur retired was in 2007, after the sale of his first company, Castek Inc.
CBC 'pausing' its use of Twitter after 'government-funded media' label applied

CBC 'pausing' its use of Twitter after 'government-funded media' label applied

TORONTO — CBC/Radio-Canada said it is “pausing” its use of Twitter, a day after its main account was labelled "government-funded media" by the social media platform.
Toronto Star owner calls on Cdn companies to spend 20% of ad budget on local media

Toronto Star owner calls on Cdn companies to spend 20% of ad budget on local media

TORONTO — The publisher of the Toronto Star is calling on Canadian companies to dedicate at least 20 per cent of their advertising budgets to local media.
Court gives Magnet Forensics approval for Thoma Bravo deal

Court gives Magnet Forensics approval for Thoma Bravo deal

Magnet Forensics Inc. says a court has granted it a final order allowing Thoma Bravo's $1.8-billion takeover of the cybersecurity company to move forward. Waterloo, Ont.