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Our increasingly technologically-driven world needs humans at the helm, and not just techies

We keep being told that automation is going to impact virtually everything in our lives. Work, shopping, communicating, driving, health care, you name it. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and biotech are going to become the foundation for pretty well all we … Continue reading

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50 years on: what’s the same and what’s different about computers and technology?

Recently, I wrote a post about what’s the same and what’s different about heading off to university 50 years ago versus now. The 50th anniversary of having graduated from McGill had been the catalyst for this thought process. Shortly after … Continue reading

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Repetitive strain injuries, they just keep repeating

Runners expect to get injured.  That doesn’t mean we like it – or that we don’t complain bitterly and try everything imaginable to ignore the twinge of the day until it’s no longer just a twinge and is now impossible … Continue reading

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Where are all the girls in ICT – and why does it matter?

As I ran along our local trail this morning, re-establishing some semblance of a running schedule, I noticed that our town’s trail and landscape maintenance crews were out in full force and that most of the maintenance “men” were young women. … Continue reading

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