Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Federal budget to set aside $11 billion for affordable housing
“Cities desperate for affordable housing money from the federal government are expected to find out next week that they will receive approximately half of the $22 billion in the Liberals’ social infrastructure fund, The Canadian Press has learned.”
2. Bernier calls rival O’Leary a ‘loser’ as Tories investigate vote-rigging claims
“The presumed front-runners in the federal Conservative leadership race are going for each other’s jugular, with Maxime Bernier dismissing Kevin O’Leary as a ‘loser’ after the celebrity businessman levelled accusations of fraud and vote-rigging.
“O’Leary issued a statement late Thursday accusing an unidentified campaign of trying to buy its way to the top by using untraceable prepaid credit cards to sign up ‘fake’ party members without their knowledge, contrary to party rules. Sources say Bernier’s campaign is the alleged culprit; the party is now investigating the allegations.”
3. Military action against North Korea ‘an option’, warns Rex Tillerson
“A pre-emptive US military strike against North Korea may be necessary if the threat posed by its nuclear weapons programme reaches a level that ‘requires action,’ the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has warned.”
4. Uber’s autonomous cars drove 20,354 miles and had to be taken over at every mile
“Uber’s robot cars are steadily increasing the number of miles driven autonomously. But the figures on rider experience — defined as a combination of how many times drivers have to take over and how smoothly the car drives — are still showing little progress.”
5. When machines go rogue
“What’s happening inside our algorithms? What happens when those algorithms control our cars and planes? Pretty soon, we may have no idea.”