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Montreal’s New Bridge

Montreal’s New Bridge  It goes without saying that Montreal’s winters are long and severe, not for the faint of heart. But while we cover ourselves in our coats, struggle to trudge up Rue Peel without slipping, and see just how far the Underground City will

The Case for Basic Income

The Case for Basic Income

Automation is inevitable. Already, millions of people are losing their jobs to robots and artificial intelligence that can do tasks more efficiently and less expensively than humans. This past April the Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, Carolyn Wilkins, stated that while Canada

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The Decline of the Vine Era

  Twitter announced that it would be phasing out Vine, the popular short-form video App that it purchased in 2012. The move fits into a broader series of cutbacks and reorganization of the popular media giant, who saw a disappointing 2nd quarter of profits. At

Is This The End of Polling?

The Alberta elections in Canada, California’s governor elections, the Tory victory in Britain, Brexit, and the Trump victory are just a few examples of how pollsters all around the world have been disappointing us. While the growing failure of polling is only now becoming a

Are News Algorithms Friend or Foe?

Our generation is notoriously known for information overload. Our lives are intertwined with social media platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram, and at this point it is impossible to open your phone without seeing either a local news notification on your home screen, or Snapchat

This Is How Your Habits Are Formed

Much of our daily life is permeated by behaviors we are so used to we hardly consider them individually anymore. Do you get hungry and eat dinner at around the same time every night? Do you brush your teeth every morning when you wake up? What

Rise of the Machine: China’s Robotic Revolution

Factories in China have begun replacing humans with robots. The appetite for European-made industrial robots is rapidly growing, as rising wages, a shrinking workforce, and cultural changes drive more Chinese businesses towards automation. Recently, China showcased its burgeoning robot industry at the 2016 World Robot