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Cohere’s Ivan Zhang on the real-world benefits of AI

Toronto-based Ivan Zhang is a co-founder at Cohere, a leading enterprise AI company. Cohere builds enterprise-grade frontier AI technology with the highest levels of security and privacy to solve real-world business challenges. We sat down with Zhang to tell us more.

OpenAI's whiplash week

Sam Altman had a rough week. After a spat over possibly imitating Scarlett Johansson’s voice turned into a broader criticism of the OpenAI CEO’s “beg forgiveness instead of asking permission” approach to doing business, the hits kept coming.

Canadian schools pile on with Big Tech lawsuits

More Canadian schools are blaming social media platforms for pushing educators and already-thin resources to the brim. 

What happened: Five Ontario school boards and two private schools are suing the parent companies of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok for $2.6 billion, alleging their platforms are intentionally addictive and harming students’ mental health and learning capacity.

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Meta AI is getting around the company’s news block

Meta’s AI push might be undermining its efforts to block news in Canada and avoid a big bill to publishers.

Is AI video enough to keep Nvidia growing?

How big can Nvidia get? Not only did Nvidia have another record-setting quarter, it expects revenue to keep climbing. Even though big tech companies are stocked up on its AI chips, CEO Jensen Huang believes orders are going to keep coming in as companies develop models for things like video.

LockBit keeps attacking Canadian companies

Whether you run a drugstore chain or mow lawns, the world’s most prolific ransomware group has its eyes on you.

Shein and Temu imports are overwhelming

Online bargain bin giants like Shein and Temu have benefitted from long-standing tax breaks forgoing duties on foreign packages under a certain price threshold, but that might soon end. 

What happened: Germany has backed a proposal that would end an EU tax exemption for parcels under €150 entering Europe from foreign countries.