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CANADA’S FIRST AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC SHUTTLE WILL DEBUT THIS FALL

By MAX GREENWOOD Sometimes a patient bus driver will wait and let trailing passengers hop on before they leave for the next stop. Well, those late riders may have to start waking up a few minutes early, at least in one Canadian town. The City of Candiac in Quebec—about 20 minutes outside of Montreal—has announced the completion of a long-term project that …

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HUAWEI CANADA RESPONDS TO POLITICAL HEAT ON SECURITY

By HOWARD SOLOMON (Opinion) This summer has been hot in Canada, but – if you excuse mixing cliches – it’s nothing like the heat Chinese networking equipment manufacturer Huawei has been facing. Last week the Globe and Mail reported unnamed senior government officials as saying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is “increasingly alarmed” about the national security threat the company’s products may …

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EYE DAMAGE RISK FROM CELL PHONES, LAP TOP SCREENS REVEALED

By LISA SPEAR The blue light emitted from the screens of cell phones and computers could accelerate blindness, according to new research. Ongoing exposure to this light triggers a reaction in the eye’s light-sensitive cells that can speed up damage from macular degeneration, a relatively common condition in older adults. It can cause blurred or no vision in the center …

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TODAY IN AI: UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO RESEARCHERS BUILD ‘ALGAE AI’, LAYER 6 WINS RECSYS CHALLENGE

By Amira Zubari Canadian tech continues to make strides as an AI leader. Here’s the latest on Canada’s AI movers and shakers. University of Waterloo researchers develop AI software to protect water supplies from toxins Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed AI technology to help guard water supplies from toxins and bacteria. The researchers are using an AI …

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