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Bots tweeting about Toronto’s Sidewalk Labs project raise disinformation red flags

A swarm of bots on Twitter sent out identical, co-ordinated tweets this week about a proposed smart city project in Toronto. After the tweets caught the attention of journalists and privacy experts, Twitter suspended the accounts, but the moment provided a valuable glimpse into the inner workings of these kinds of networks and the techniques […]

University of Toronto to build new AI innovation centre with $100 million ‘largest donation ever’

“It will help consolidate Toronto’s leading position in the AI world. The centre will attract other AI experts and help to spark additional AI-based innovations. It will also bring together scholars from an array of disciplines to study the implications of AI in today’s world.”   Find out more at: University of Toronto to build […]

Toronto’s failed bid to land Amazon’s second HQ

The swift unraveling of the project reflected growing antipathy toward large technology companies among liberals and populists who accuse big business of holding down wages and wielding too much political clout, analysts said. Find out more at: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/14/torontos-failed-bid-to-land-amazons-second-hq-is-looking-smarter-after-new-york-loses-campus-observers.html