Articles By Meagan Simpson

Keeping ethics in artificial intelligence

As artificial intelligence (AI) develops and its uses continue to grow, there’s still the discussion to be had around how to use AI in a trustworthy and ethical way. Businesses need to lead

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – More Intel processors risk cyber attacks; Walmart website drives sales; Amazon coming to a big screen near you

Intel announces more processor flaws that could leave room for cyber attacks, Walmart’s online stores post their best sales in a decade and Amazon may be coming to a big screen near you.

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

LinkedIn creating new version of Groups feature

LinkedIn is updating once again, this time "fully rebuilding" its Groups feature.  In an announcement this week LinkedIn says it is rebuilding Groups for its website and mobile apps to make the feature

Published on: August 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Airbnb corporate bookings are on the rise, and Toronto is reaping the benefits

The share economy is seeping into more than just our business practices and decisions, it’s changing the way we travel for business. Choosing to stay in Airbnb accommodations for business travel is on

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Anki’s ‘robot for the home’ is like Alexa on wheels

He might be small but Vector the robot is helping the Anki robotics company take a big step into the home robotics market, or so it hopes. Anki, a toy and entertainment robotics

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Google is tracking you at all times; Netflix’s CFO is stepping down; kids hacking election results?

Google is tracking your every move, despite privacy settings, Netflix’s chief financial officer is stepping down after 14 years and kids hacking election results? First, trending on Google: Google itself is watching you,

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Roots uses AI to redesign its website with a focus on user experience

It isn't easy for a business to stick around for 45 years and remain relevant in the digital age, even if your brand is as iconic as Roots Canada - but to avoid

Published on: August 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Businesses frustrated by current cloud offerings, Dell finds

A recent study has found that businesses are frustrated with current cloud platform offerings, and are consequently using multiple cloud strategies to meet business needs. The study from Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business,

Published on: August 9th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Use the cloud to hire with Dell Boomi’s new platform

Dell Boomi has announced a new platform to help companies streamline the process for onboarding new hires. According to a Tuesday press release the platform, Onboarding Solution Accelerator, is designed to make the

Published on: August 8th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Facebook wants to help more local businesses connect with customers

In a year that hasn't gone exactly as Facebook would probably like, the social media giant seems to be taking steps to win back the trust of its users; for example, by trying

Published on: August 8th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Real-time feedback tools can help teachers in Canadian classrooms

Technology is playing a larger role in the education and in classrooms, with students using online resources and devices for everyday learning. According to statistics from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s report

Published on: August 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Ottawa CEO Francoise Gagnon on leadership, scaling up, and women in STEM

Working in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries without having any type of formal training in those fields can’t be easy, but ADGA Group chief executive officer Françoise Gagnon didn’t let

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Vector Institute for AI to get a new home in U of T ‘innovation centre’

Taking yet another step into the technology industry, the University of Toronto (U of T) recently announced its plans to build a brand new "innovation centre" in downtown Toronto. The centre will be home

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Samsung reveals newest tablet: the Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung has introduced its newest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S4, calling it the tablet for "people who want to do more on the go." In a Wednesday release, Samsung touted the device as

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

LG opens new AI lab with the University of Toronto

LG Electronics Inc. has announced that Toronto will be home to its newest artificial intelligence (AI) research lab. The company announced the move in a Wednesday press release, as well as a five

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson