AI: Where are we and where are we going?

Artificial Intelligence has people fretting. High-profile disagreements among tech gurus make us wonder, anxiously, what the future will be like for ordinary people. If geniuses like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and the late Stephen Hawking cannot agree on the usefulness and the relative benefits or dangers of AI, what hope is there for us to understand or even imagine how our lives will change?

Mining and resource stocks regain their lustre

Mining and resource stocks have over the decades been a very important sector of the Canadian stock market. The inherent volatility, scandals, low overall sector rates of return, and the rise of the real estate sector and related industries as the primary sector of importance in Canada have meant that resource stocks declined in prominence in the last 15 years. However, a strong case can now be made in their favour.