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How AI is transforming work and skills training  Business in Vancouver, March 2, 2024

Our discomfort with AI fakes  CBC Radio, Feb. 28, 2024

Artificial intelligence needs to be trained on culturally diverse datasets to avoid bias, Conversation Canada, February 13, 2024

Understanding the World of AI  CBC News, January 22, 2024

Solving diversity issues in artificial intelligence models Global News, January 14, 2024

Will AI enable a three-day workweek? Certain billionaires think so, but some experts disagree  Burnaby Now, January 9, 2024

Artificial intelligence may benefit from talking to itself, Science Magazine,January 8, 2024 



A year after ChatGPT’s release, the AI revolution is just beginningCNN Business, November 23, 2023

Cutting-edge AI raises fears about risks to humanity. Are tech and political leaders doing enough?National Post, October 31, 2023   Other Press:  The IndependentABC NewsQuartz, SF Gate, Seattle TimesStar TribuneAol, Daily MailFinancial Post

AI-enabled scams will proliferate, Maclean's opinion,October 12, 2023

Are we entering a new age of AI-powered narcissism?, Dazed Digital, Sept. 7, 2023

AI Researchers From Apple And The University Of British Columbia Propose FaceLit: A Novel AI Framework For Neural 3D Relightable Faces,ML News, MarkTechPost, August 16, 2023

Dr. AI and personal assistants? Here's what Canada could look like in 2050,CTV News, July 1, 2023

‘I hope I’m wrong’: Why some experts see doom in AI,The Globe & Mail, June 23, 2023 

Misinformation and fake news: How technology can help, 770 CHQR/107.3 FM/660 CHED radio in Calgary, June 9, 2023

Is virtuality reality the future?  Alla Sheffer interview with Global News radio,  June 9, 2023, CBC, June 8, 2023

Dongwook Yoon: AI clones made from user data pose uncanny risks, Op-Ed inConversation Canada, June 4, 2023.

As ChatGPT's popularity grows, BC Greens want artificial intelligence task force, Global News, May 26, 2023. Other press:  Rock 101,  CTV News

B.C. educators prepare for the 'problems and promise' of AI apps like ChatGPT,The Vancouver Sun, May 15, 2023

Can we stop runaway A.I.? The New Yorker, May 16, 2023

Artificial Intelligence can learn but it's not ready to teach, experts say, BIV, May 5, 2023

These 4 free apps can help you identify every flower, plant and tree around you,The Washington Post, April 25, 2023

Artificial intelligence used to predict cancer patient survival more accurately, CTV News, March 2, 2023. 
Other press:  Vancouver SunThe Province,  Toronto Star and St. Catharines StandardWell and Tribune, Glacier Media via Vancouver is AwesomeCoast ReporterRichmond NewsPowell River PeakNorth Shore NewsBowen Island UndercurrentNew Westminster RecordDelta OptimistSquamish ChiefBurnaby NowTri-City News, CBC interview, CKNW980, 97.3 The Eagle interview  

Beware of the Valentine's Chatbot, Featured on "A Little More Conversation with Ben O'Hara-Byrne", Corus Radio, Feb. 14

Online romance scammers may have a new wingman — artificial intelligence, The Canadian Press, February 12, 2023;  Publications who ran the story:  The Globe & Mail,  CBC,  CTV  and The Vancouver Sun

Inside the mind of ChatGPT:  How artificial intelligence is changing the way we learn, Global News, January 23, 2023

Universities respond to ChatBot cheating, CTV News, January 16, 2023


Professor seeds fresh approach to learning with STEM high school,Business in Vancouver, November 4, 2022

Rather than threaten jobs, artificial intelligence should collaborate with human writers, The Conversation Canada, July 28, 2022

DeepMind AI learns simple physics like a baby, Nature Journal, July 11, 2022, Jeff Clune quoted

Privacy in the metaverse, Global News, July 10, 2022

What B.C. researchers think robots can learn from therapists, CTV News Vancouver, July 8, 2022

Delay and Deflect: How women gig workers respond to sexual harassment, The Conversation Canada, July 5, 2022

Making virtual assistants sound human poses a challenge for designers,The Conversation Canada, June 7, 2022

Mulling the metaverse: computer scientists weigh in on the internet’s future potential,University Affairs, May 27, 2022

Have you thought about what happens to your digital data once you're gone? CTV News, May 6, 2022

Women working for apps like Uber don't feel safe reporting harassment,CTV News, May 6, 2022 Other publications that ran the story: City NewsBusiness in VancouverPrince George CitizenVancouver is AwesomeDawson Creek MirrorTri-City NewsPique Newsmagazine, Peace Arch NewsToday in BCMaple Ridge-Pitt Meadows NewsKelowna Capital NewsHaida Gwaii ObserverVictoria NewsCastlegar News

Vancouver ranked world's seventh best city for tech, with education a key strength,The Daily Hive, Jan. 28, 2022


The promise and pitfalls behind synthetic data  University Affairs, Dec. 13, 2021

The Science Behind Ouija Boards  Discover, October 25, 2021

Savvy coders find way to nab coveted B.C. camping spots  CBC News, June 26, 2021

Making Virtual Assistants Sound Human Poses a Challenge for Designers The Conversation Canada, June 7, 2021

AI is Learning How to Create Itself  MIT Technology Review, May 27, 2021

Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia: Enterprise Technology Forbes, May, 2021

Amazon Scholar Alla Sheffer uses computer graphics to drive improvements in garment sizing and fitting Amazon Science, February 24, 2021


30 Women in Robotics you Need to Know About - Robohub, October 13, 2020

Gamemakers Inject AI to Develop More Lifelike Characters - Wired Magazine,  May 27, 2020

UBC grads create app for small businesses struggling during COVID-19 - BC Business, May 15, 2020

Vancouver radiologists and UBC students build database of COVID-19-affected lung images -VThe Kingston Whig Standard, April 22, 2020

COVID-19: UBC researchers propose potential roadmap to ease restrictions, fight pandemic - The Vancouver Sun, April 2, 2020

Huawei spends millions at Canadian university, but some professors fear US crackdown - South China Morning Post, January 8, 2020

The Best Schools for Computer Science in Canada 2020 - University Magazine, January 6, 2020



Rogers launches its first 5G Smart Campus in Canada at UBC - IT World Canada, November 6, 2019

UBC ranks 9th in North America for scientific impact- DH - May 22, 2019

Etalumis 'reverses' simulations to reveal new science - Phys Org, November 13, 2019

Norm Francis: an interview with a Canadian software pioneer - CANTECH Letter, October 6, 2019

Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Environmental Products + Services - UBC CS Alumnus Thomas Ligocki  BC Business - Oct. 3, 2019

New app helps drivers answer 'Is the Massey Tunnel Okay?' -, September 5, 2019

Vancouver startup to work on EU project to develop self-driving buses - Daily Hive, Jan 7, 2019

2018 - BetaKit, Dec. 3, 2018

Five UBC students awarded prestigious Women in Technology Scholarships - The Georgia Straight, November 22, 2018

UBC Computer Scientists Turn Amazon Alexa Into a Tool for Software Engineers TNet - May 24, 2018

Empowered Startups forms Research Partnership with UBC to further human-computer interactions - Cision, May 22, 2018


Early Google Investor donates $7.5 million to UBC Computer Science  - Daily Hive News, Dec. 19, 2017

UBC recruits computer scientist from Harvard - Vancouver Courier, December 5, 2017

Go Ahead, Interrupt My Day  - The New Yorker, May 5, 2017


Best Computer Science Universities in Canada: 2017 Ranking  - Maclean's - Oct. 31, 2016

UBC students win 25,000 euros at international tech competition - CBC, May 30, 2016


Free online courses shake up the world of post-secondary education - The Vancouver Sun, November, 2013


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