Will Bill C-10 end online freedoms of expression?

After considerable backlash for potentially infringing on the freedom of expression, the Liberal government says it won’t regulate user-generated content on social media platforms, but experts warn this overextension of power to regulate the internet is not as innocuous as it seems.

World’s first 3D printed school in Madagascar

Nonprofit organization Thinking Huts wants to build the world’s first 3D-printed teaching institution in Madagascar, collaborating with established organizations and local workers. The school building will feature modular, honeycomb-shaped units powered by solar energy. The school’s hybrid design is said to cost half the amount of conventional construction costs by combining efficient 3D printing technology […]

Researchers to win Abel prize for algorithmic study

In a world powered by algorithms, two mathematicians have helped pioneer the field of computational complexity — that is, the study of the speed and efficiency of algorithms. László Lovász of Budapest, Hungary, and Avi Wigderson of Princeton, US, will share this year’s Abel prize, often described as the Nobel prize of mathematics. Computational complexity […]

Deepfake creator wants viewers to ‘think twice’

Chris Ume, creator of viral Tom Cruise deepfake, said that he wanted viewers to “start thinking twice” about the content they are watching and that they may be fabricated, despite how realistic it may appear. Deepfakes typically involve a picture or video where a person or object is manipulated to say or do something else. […]