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Toronto is on the cusp of a tech boom that will bring residents benefits but also a “dark side” that city officials, academics and businesses need to jointly overcome.  That conclusion from a “Smart Cities” panel came Wednesday amid news Uber will make Toronto a hub for driverless car research and Google’s parent firm has applied to build a high-tech neighbourhood on the downtown waterfront.  “This is a really big deal. We are in a moment,” Sara Diamond, OCAD University president.

Source: Toronto Star

Date: May 25th, 2017

Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2017/05/11/toronto-tech-boom-poised-to-bring-good-and-bad.html

Discussion

1) “Be careful what you strive for because there’s a dark side to it as well,” including job losses triggered by disruption and, if left unchecked, uneven distribution of benefits disadvantaging low-income residents.”   How might be guard against this “digital divide”?

2) There is a large focus in this article on the use of data analytics.  What are you doing to become a player in the data analytics game?

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