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The Rise of AI and the Canadian Silicon Valley

Here’s an interesting documentary (“Canada – The Rise of AI”, Ep. 11) on the “Canadian Silicon Valley.” Silicon Valley may be home to some of the biggest tech giants in the world but it’s being challenged like never before. Crazy tech geniuses have popped up all over the planet making things that will blow your […]

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Economics of AI Robotics

Meet California’s New Robot Farmers

Hello World’s Ashlee Vance heads out on Route 395 in a bid to see robots who have become farmers.

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Space

Dawn of the Space Plane

Ashlee Vance reports on a New Zealand company that has built its own space-plane prototype. Dawn Aerospace hopes to establish a cheap, quick way to transport objects into orbit, and in doing so transform the commercialization of space. For decades, humans have been trying to make a plane that can reach space and return to […]

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Smartphones

How the iPhone Tormented the World’s Happiest Nation

Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance heads to Finland for a three-part exploration of this traditionally contented country’s tech industry. Episode One tackles the critical role Nokia once played in its economy, and the devastating impact Apple’s iPhone had on both. Since then, Finland has managed to revive the sector: Instead of the once-ubiquitous Nokia phone, Helsinki’s […]

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