Articles By Buckley Smith

#Kids2030 initiative to teach children how to use AI and the ethics behind it

In light of the recent news that Amazon's Alexa smart home speaker systems are in fact listening to you, AI ethics have once again become a hot button topic. Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ),

Published on: April 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith

SAS Global Forum: Jim Goodnight emphasizes importance of harnessing data to change the world

DALLAS - In a world teeming with data, being able to harness that data will be essential to making monumental advancements across myriad fields. This is the idea that Jim Goodnight, founder and

Published on: April 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Twitter won’t ban white supremacists; Amazon’s robo-firing; UBC engineers develop anti-ice windshield material

Twitter won't ban white supremacists for fear of hurting Republican politicians; automated firing systems in place at Amazon; Engineers at UBC develop anti-ice windshield material An employee of Twitter has spoken out about

Published on: April 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

BDC’s Women In Tech fund trying to create a sustainable ecosystem for female entrepreneurs

One year after almost tripling in size, the Business Development Bank of Canada's Women in Tech (WIT) venture fund is reworking its strategy while still continuing to invest in innovative female-led tech businesses

Published on: April 25th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Newest Facebook hire helped craft Patriot Act; Apple highlights its eco-efforts; UPS to begin using no-emissions trucks

The newest Facebook hire was a key person in the crafting of the Patriot Act; on Earth Day Apple highlights its efforts to combat climate change; UPS announces it will begin using no-emissions

Published on: April 24th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Reformulary Group creates online community platform for info on medical cannabis

With recreational cannabis now legal in Canada, ensuring those thinking of using it for medical purposes - whether prescribed or self-medicated - have access to all the information they may need to make

Published on: April 24th, 2019 Buckley Smith

How winning Dreampitch gave Funnelcake ‘cred and reputation’

It has been one year since Funnelcake won the Dreampitch contest - and the $100,000 USD cash prize that comes with it - at the 2018 Salesforce World Tour. In that time, Funnelcake,

Published on: April 23rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – China’s Mars simulator; Microsoft won’t sell AI to cops; Blackberry Messenger dead

China builds a Mars simulator to emulate life on the Red Planet; Microsoft refused to sell facial recognition technology to law enforcement agencies; Blackberry Messenger has finally met its end Our first story

Published on: April 22nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Federal government announces investments into innovation and growth within tech industry

The Canadian federal government announced a $52.4 million investment into a growth and innovation network Tuesday to help businesses scale up; signaling its support for the growing tech industry in Canada. The investment,

Published on: April 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Vancouver’s Rogers Arena to test Liberty Defense’s AI-powered weapons detection technology

Training AI to detect weapons, whether metallic or otherwise, could be the next step to ensuring the safety of the public in crowded areas like sports arenas. Liberty Defense Technologies, Inc., a security

Published on: April 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Deloitte Digital launches industry-focussed tools to drive efficiency and innovation

In an effort to facilitate advancements to some important industries in Canada, Deloitte Digital has turned its focus towards industry-specific applications with its recent launch of its Salesforce Global Assets and Solutions Group

Published on: April 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Best Buy Canada continuing to thrive through an eCommerce revolution

Amidst Amazon's exploding eCommerce business, Best Buy Canada has continued to not only survive but also thrive. In recent years, the company has put a much heavier focus on its eCommerce platform and

Published on: April 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – A big day for the internet in the US; Amazon now enabling users to make any speaker a smart speaker; First ever image of a black hole released

A big day for the internet in the states as the House of Representatives voted to reinstate net neutrality. Amazon releases hardware to turn any speaker into a smart speaker. And the first

Published on: April 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Futurpreneur Canada helping tech start ups thrive with funding and mentorship

Luc Bohunicky, the vice president of business development at Ukko Robotics, knows how hard it is to operate a startup without financial backing and a support system. Ukko Robotics was operating out of

Published on: April 10th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Zoho launches e-commerce and marketing app suites, plans to expand into Canada

Following a year in which it saw a 39 percent revenue growth rate, Zoho Corp. has announced two new application suites (Zoho MarketingHub and Commerce Plus), as well as plans for future international

Published on: April 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith