Between the Lines: Am I too human for this job?

Posted on October 31, 2023 | By Dawn Chafe | 0 Comments

“Like Taylor, it’s sweet and sexy and the flavour du jour—but do we really have to be so stupid about it? (Tech, I mean, not Taylor… that woman works way too hard to deserve anything but full respect).”

Back in July—basically another era in today’s lightning-round passage of time—I put out a call for AI/automation/digitalization stories that make you go ‘Wow, I didn’t know we did that here in Atlantic Canada’. And WOW—did you respond.

I heard about Springboard Atlantic’s Intellectual Property Program that’s helping innovators protect their ideas. I learned that Fredericton’s C-Therm is expanding its thermal conductivity testing to prevent electric vehicles from overheating. And I discovered MESH Diversity is using machine-learning to advance organizational DEI… a UNB co-op student is building an app for Indigenous storytelling… Dalhousie and Calian Group are teaming up to plug “data exhaust” security leaks… a U de M researcher is creating a lobster-shelling-meat-extracting robot… and on it went. The response was indeed wowifying (and yes, I just made that word up).

Digitalization is the shiny new kid on the block, attracting almost as much attention as Taylor Swift for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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