artificial intelligence

We did it; TGIF — Andrew from Narcity here. ☕

Off The Top: A former Toronto-area cop revealed how scammers are able to stealthily steal moolah from shoppers this holiday season by applying fake barcodes onto the back of gift cards. Of course, gift cards are inherently a scam; imagine giving a major corporation a binding, zero-interest loan upon which they can earn interest until you use/inevitably misplace your gift card? Outrageous.

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Would you feel safe sleeping in a gigantic flying hotel that never lands?

What if we told you it was piloted by an artificial intelligence, fuelled by an onboard nuclear reactor and reliant on a bunch of made-up science?

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This Essay article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

Jobs are being automated, that’s no surprise to anyone. From those screens at Mcdonald's to self-driving cars, a lot of people are being replaced by machines. And that automation is bleeding into creative fields — there are AI comedians, AI scriptwriters, and while it might not be PERFECT, it might be good enough.

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If your smart speaker is telling kids to touch pennies to live wall plugs, is it really that smart?

Amazon says it moved swiftly to patch an "error" with its popular Alexa voice assistant after the AI gave a young girl a dangerous challenge to try at home.

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Do you ever watch a futuristic movie like I, Robot or Ex Machina and wonder if our world will ever be run by robots? Well, according to a study conducted by the Brookfield Institute, it's pretty likely to happen, and to some considerable extent too.

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