Our Cyborg Future: Brain-computer interfaces and their unique privacy challenges

by Vicki Xufigures by Corena Loeb Suppose someone wants to move their arm. How might they accomplish this task?  Every action starts with a thought — for instance, “move my arm” — that is essentially an electrical signal in the brain. The brain will send this message to the muscles in the arm, and the muscles in the arm will move. Now imagine that the … Continue reading Our Cyborg Future: Brain-computer interfaces and their unique privacy challenges

A Sky Full of Data: Weather forecasting in the age of AI

by Rosella (Qian-Ze) Zhufigures by MacKenzie Mauger Have you ever meticulously planned a holiday around some pleasant weather, according to the weather forecasts, only to find yourself caught in relentless rain throughout your vacation? The challenge of predicting weather, with its inherent unpredictability, extends beyond mere inconvenience; it’s crucial for ensuring safety in scenarios like driving in heavy rain, avoiding areas prone to wildfires, or … Continue reading A Sky Full of Data: Weather forecasting in the age of AI

The Making of ChatGPT: From Data to Dialogue

by Shreya Johrifigures by Cynthia Moncada-Reid What if AI could design personalized workout plans, craft tailored travel itineraries, or even compose cover letters for job applications? With the advent of ChatGPT, it can. ChatGPT is an AI-powered chatbot that uses a cutting-edge machine learning architecture called GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) to generate responses that closely resemble those of a human. Developed by OpenAI, ChatGPT is … Continue reading The Making of ChatGPT: From Data to Dialogue