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Over the last two years, a multinational research team has analyzed how mainstream Canadian news media covers artificial intelligence. (Shutterstock)

News coverage of artificial intelligence reflects business and government hype — not critical voices

Computer scientists are overwhelmingly present in AI news coverage in Canada, while critical voices who could speak to the current and potential adverse effects of AI are lacking.
Women have a huge amount to contribute to science and research, if the right support systems are in place. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images

Study sheds light on what it takes for women to succeed – or not – in science in Africa

Reasons why women’s voices are ignored in science reporting range from socio-cultural influences that inform gender norms, to perceptions of leadership and political power structures.
U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2020. Madel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Claims of ideological bias among the media may be overblown

Though political elites complain about what the media covers, and how they cover it, research shows that ideological bias among media outlets is largely nonexistent.

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