Continental Breakfast

Threatening Venezuelan intervention ‘totally irresponsible’: former Canadian ambassador

Instead, Canada’s former ambassador to the country says the focus of a Monday Lima Group meeting in Ottawa needs to be on building support for a peaceful transition.

In an interview with the West Block, Ben Roswell, president of the Canadian International Council, said while he is not involved in any work underway ahead of the upcoming meeting, he expects the crucial questions of how to organize free elections and discourage the U.S., China and Russia from interfering will dominate the talks.

‘Big Brother’: AI pioneer fears China’s use of technology for surveillance and control

A computer scientist who is known as a pioneer in artificial intelligence is sounding the alarm about its potential for misuse by China — joining privacy advocates and technologists who have expressed similar concerns.

Yoshua Bengio, a Canadian computer scientist and co-founder of Montreal-based AI software company Element AI, said he was fearful about the technology being deployed to surveil and control people.

MINISTRY OF TRUTH: Trudeau’s ‘Media Truth Monitors’ Are A Disturbing, Soviet-Style Move To Manipulate Elections

Notably, the Toronto Star has received government funding under the Liberals, as pointed out by Rachel Curran:

“…cabinet will spend $7 million to hire monitors to “critically assess online news reporting” in election-year coverage. One [gov’t-sponsored fact checker] is a group led by a former Toronto Star executive” – a group that has received nearly $600K in gov’t contracts since 2015.”

Los Angeles Is Dealing With A Deadly, Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak

The outbreak began in October, according to CNN, with 57 cases of the flea- and flea feces-borne disease, and downtown Los Angeles, not typically a hotbed of rare diseases. That was up for around 6 cases over the summer, all found in people “experiencing homelessness.”

According to LA public health officials, there were more than 120 reported cases of typhus in 2018, and that number is increasing steadily in the first months of 2019.

‘Superhuman’ robots will outstrip mankind within 50 years, warns AI expert

Luca De Ambroggi, the research and analysis lead for AI solutions within the Transformative Technology team at London-based global information provider IHS Markit, told “In 50 years, it is reasonable to think that robots will be able to “support” and replace human being in several activities. Already electro-mechanical devices outperform humans in sensitiveness and reaction time.” Considering the vast technological progression witnessed in the last decade, Mr Ambroggi said 50 years was “sufficient” to close several gaps with human being.

No worries we’ve only got 12 years.