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Using AI, Canadian city predicts who might become homeless

15 Oct 2020

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As makeshift tent cities spring up across Canada to house rough sleepers who fear using shelters due to COVID-19, one city is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to predict which residents risk becoming homeless.

FEATURE-Using AI, Canadian city predicts who might become homeless

15 Oct 2020

TORONTO, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As makeshift tent cities spring up across Canada to house rough sleepers who fear using shelters due to COVID-19, one city is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to predict which residents risk becoming homeless.

Forgot your keys? Scan your face, says Canadian firm amid privacy concerns

06 Apr 2020

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plans for Canadian residents to use facial scans to enter their buildings have sparked criticism from privacy campaigners calling for changes to the country's aging data protection laws.

FEATURE-Forgot your keys? Scan your face, says Canadian firm amid privacy concerns

06 Apr 2020

TORONTO, April 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plans for Canadian residents to use facial scans to enter their buildings have sparked criticism from privacy campaigners calling for changes to the country's aging data protection laws.

Closing down: aging residents, falling fish stocks spell end for Canadian town

10 Dec 2019

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Perched along Canada's windswept North Atlantic coast, the town of Little Bay Islands - population 51 - is a picturesque collection of brightly-painted fishing houses and narrow streets.

FEATURE-Closing down: aging residents, falling fish stocks spell end for Canadian town

10 Dec 2019

TORONTO, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Perched along Canada's windswept North Atlantic coast, the town of Little Bay Islands - population 51 - is a picturesque collection of brightly-painted fishing houses and narrow streets.

Actress Ellen Page spotlights 'environmental racism' in Canadian documentary

07 Sep 2019

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Ellen Page has returned to her native Nova Scotia on Canada's Atlantic coast to direct her first film on "environmental racism", debuting Sunday at Toronto's International Film Festival.

Actress Ellen Page spotlights 'environmental racism' in Canadian documentary

07 Sep 2019

TORONTO, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Ellen Page has returned to her native Nova Scotia on Canada's Atlantic coast to direct her first film on "environmental racism", debuting Sunday at Toronto's International Film Festival.

Green paradise or data-stealing dystopia? Toronto smart city sparks debate

11 Mar 2019

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A planned smart city in central Toronto could lead to a six-fold drop in greenhouse gas emissions by pooling residents' data, said the company behind its development.

FEATURE-Green paradise or data-stealing dystopia? Toronto smart city sparks debate

11 Mar 2019

TORONTO, March 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A planned smart city in central Toronto could lead to a six-fold drop in greenhouse gas emissions by pooling residents' data, said the company behind its development.

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