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How AI could transform our relationship with the natural world

Technology could help us decode the sounds of nature and non-human communication

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Could AI help bring about the four-day workweek?

Increasing productivity could lead to layoffs or a better quality of life for all

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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

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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

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What is the difference between the gig economy and the platform economy?

Gig work is much broader than Uber drivers and food-delivery workers

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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

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What is the metaverse?

If you don’t know what the “metaverse” is, you’re not alone. A UBC computer science expert explains.

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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