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Do Androids Dream of Gainful Employment?

The Future of Work (and Engineering) in an Automated World By Nick Brunt While dreaming up the future of humanity’s relationship with technology in the 1940s, influential science fiction writer Isaac Asimov imagined the famous “Three Laws of Robotics”, a comprehensive set of rules designed to prevent any possible conflict between man and his ever-advancing

Holiday 2017 Movie Review

By Desmond Reynolds   I was originally intending on writing a preview for the upcoming Academy Awards, but then I realized I, like the average filmgoer, haven’t seen the vast majority of any of the nominated films. Instead, I’ll be discussing here the Oscar-worthy, the mediocre, and the bad of the movies I did get

Hey Siri, Why Don’t I Use You?

By Alexandre Darche Visual by Marine Derone Most people I know don’t use the Siri or Google Assistant feature on their phones, and they should. Just this month, Microsoft invested in both McGill and Université de Montréal to help develop their artificial intelligence (AI) research labs. Other tech giants like Apple, IBM and Google are

Ringing in the New Year with E-Week: A Unique Perspective

By Fariha Hassan   A lot of you might have noticed a different vibe in the engineering buildings after coming back from your well-deserved break. You can almost feel the excitement, the adrenaline, the tension and the hype radiating off some of our engineering students. If you have seen students wearing different coloured Pirate of

The Better Semester

By Jacob Owen Sawyer   A new year has begun, and with it an entirely new semester. After an all-too-brief winter break, classes have inevitably started once again. Syllabi have been read and ignored, and the first samosas of a new term have been sold. While many may have mixed feelings about the start of

You Were On Point, Phife: A Review of A Tribe Called Quest’s “We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service”

By Alexandre Darche   2016 has been plagued by the deaths of many of our favorite celebrities. This past March, the hip-hop community lost one of its pioneers, Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest. When I was in high school, their music sparked my curiosity to find music which was not just what was

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