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Amazon looks to fill 3,000 jobs at newest Vancouver tech hub



a close up of a sign: Online retail giant Amazon is looking to fill 3,000 new jobs at its latest tech hub, located in the former downtown Vancouver post office. Construction on The Post, located at Georgia and Homer, is set to be completed in 2023.


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Online retail giant Amazon is looking to fill 3,000 new jobs at its latest tech hub, located in the former downtown Vancouver post office. Construction on The Post, located at Georgia and Homer, is set to be completed in 2023.

Online retail giant Amazon is looking to fill 3,000 new jobs at its latest tech hub, located in the former downtown Vancouver post office.

Leading up to an event with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Monday, Amazon vice president and Vancouver lead Jesse Dougherty shared in a statement that Amazon planned to expand its workforce in Vancouver to the tune of 3,000 positions.

“Amazon’s investment has tangible benefits for the broader economy and community – from the people we employ, to the small businesses we empower, to the charities we support, to the academic opportunities we fund. We’re proud to reaffirm our commitment

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The Home Front: The latest in AI technology at IDS Vancouver

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The technology that Neuralink has developed, says Mehin, allows people to control parts of their body (like artificial limbs) through a tiny computer (microchip) that is surgically implanted in the brain.

Last year, Woke designed a wearable product that goes behind the ear and works in conjunction with Neuralink’s brain implant, says Mehin. They also designed the outer layers of the robot Elon Musk presented at the end of August, which will carry out the brain implant surgery.

Neuralink Robot.jpg  Caption: Robot (that carries out brain implant surgery) released by Elon Musk's company Neuralink, designed in part by Afshin Mehin's Woke Studio  Photo credit: Woke Studio for The Home Front: The latest in AI technology at IDS Vancouver by Rebecca Keillor
Robot (that carries out brain implant surgery) released by Elon Musk’s company Neuralink, designed in part by Afshin Mehin’s Woke Studio. Photo by Woke Studio /PNG

“The robot has five degrees of motion, so our role is to create something that’s visually unintimidating, simple and doesn’t feel like it’s an overly complex machine,” he says.

As industrial designers, Mehin says Woke is assisting Neuralink in humanizing this technology.

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