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How AI social robots could support people living with dementia and their care providers
Published: February 23, 2024
How AI could transform our relationship with the natural world
Technology could help us decode the sounds of nature and non-human communication
Could AI help bring about the four-day workweek?
Increasing productivity could lead to layoffs or a better quality of life for all
How to compete with AI and win in the job market
These human skills and qualities will become more valuable as AI changes the way we work
Airplanes face a growing risk of being hit by uncontrolled re-entries of rockets used to launch satellites
While the probability of an airplane being struck by space debris is extremely small, it could justify regulatory action
Is AI coming for white-collar jobs? A psychology professor finds out the hard way
You might be surprised by what AI can do, possibly better than you
What is the difference between the gig economy and the platform economy?
Gig work is much broader than Uber drivers and food-delivery workers
Working in the gig economy? What you don’t know might hurt you
Gig workers must balance the risks and benefits as employment law starts to catch up
Next-generation batteries power a more sustainable future
UBC researchers are developing better batteries for electric cars, solar panels and more
Using drone deliveries to enhance health care in rural, remote and Indigenous communities
A UBC partnership could make health care more accessible to isolated communities across Canada
What is the metaverse?
If you don’t know what the “metaverse” is, you’re not alone. A UBC computer science expert explains.
How much privacy is there in the age of AI and the metaverse?
Artificial intelligence is increasingly influencing consumer behaviour, putting privacy at risk
What you might not know about cryptocurrencies
Investing in Bitcoin and NFTs comes with financial risks – and environmental costs
Understanding blockchain, cryptocurrency and NFTs
What is a blockchain? How do cryptocurrencies work? What is an NFT? Here’s a quick rundown