Articles By Christine Wong

Wine goes wireless: Historic vineyard field tests Bell’s new IoT network

Deep in Niagara wine country, a family business with eighteenth century roots is pilot testing some of Canada’s newest Internet of Things technology. In 1794, Nicholas Smith was awarded a plot of land

Published on: November 17th, 2017 Christine Wong

Adobe: Scientists made AI smart but to make it ‘human,’ you need designers

Is artificial intelligence a job killer or a job creator? When it comes to graphic design, AI is a tool that will enhance more jobs than it replaces, according to one of the

Published on: November 9th, 2017 Christine Wong

Crowdsourcing app brings thousands of help wanted signs from store windows to the web

Thousands of help wanted signs in storefront windows across Canada can now be found online by jobseekers, thanks to a crowdsourcing smartphone app. Indeed.com has officially launched its Job Spotter mobile app in Canada.

Published on: November 6th, 2017 Christine Wong

Toronto’s new connectivity ratings for buildings could lure tech firms to the city

Toronto has a new weapon in its battle to lure global tech giants like Amazon to the city. The City of Toronto has partnered with WiredScore, the New York City-based startup behind Wired

Published on: October 27th, 2017 Christine Wong

New Microsoft Canada president makes the case for “cool” Canadian innovation

When journalists sat down to ask Kevin Peesker questions on Wednesday - their first opportunity since he took over the top job at Microsoft Canada - he had a couple of questions for

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Christine Wong

Top Canadian researcher says AI robots deserve human rights

Should artificially intelligent robots have the same rights as people? Yes, says one of Canada’s top artificial intelligence (AI) entrepreneurs. Suzanne Gildert is co-founder and chief scientific officer of Kindred AI, a Vancouver

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Christine Wong

Inside Vena Solutions’ new Toronto headquarters

Published on: October 10th, 2017 Christine Wong

New global study finds AI may create more jobs than it kills

New global research indicates artificial intelligence may create more jobs than it replaces, countering fears the technology will be the twenty-first century’s biggest job killer. In Capgemini's survey of 993 companies that have

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Christine Wong

Tweet analysis could pinpoint where to send emergency help in disasters like Harvey

YouTuber Casey Neistadt makes his living on social media, but during Hurricane Harvey, he used it to save a life. Neistadt, who has 7.7 million YouTube subscribers, lives in New York with his wife

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Christine Wong

Canadian startups are noticing U.S. headlines about sexism in tech – but will they take action?

Dave McClure was always known for having a potty mouth. So when he took the stage for a Q&A at Montreal Startup Fest in July 2016, event founder Philippe Telio jokingly asked him

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Christine Wong

Self-driving wheelchair, IoT tourism app tap into foreign research talent with Mitacs program

Although Nahed Belhadj is from Tunisia, she may know more about the historical landmarks and tourist attractions of Saint John, N.B. than some locals. Belhadj, 23, spent three months in the Maritimes working

Published on: August 4th, 2017 Christine Wong

Top four UX tips for digital marketers from TechWeek Toronto

Online travel giant Expedia had no idea that one tiny box on its website was sending customers on a journey to Confusion City, a virtual side trip that cost the company $12 million

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Christine Wong

Can Canada’s AI sector compete with big U.S. companies for talent?

American companies are setting up artificial intelligence hubs north of the border, deepening the pool of AI expertise in Canada. But those same companies might also be providing Canadian firms with tough new

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Christine Wong

Canadian fintechs join the global fight against pesky, costly patent trolls

Two Canadian fintech companies have teamed up with some of America’s biggest tech giants to fend off patent trolls. Although they represent two extremes of Canada’s financial services sector – FI.SPAN is a

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Christine Wong

Talent shortfall, funding crunch could slow Canada’s VR sector, report warns

Canada’s virtual reality sector is in a sweet spot to capitalize on mass consumer adoption of VR technology, according to a new study. But the same research predicts that tipping point is still

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Christine Wong