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Hashtag Trending April 4, 2022 – Apple’s iPhone hardware subscription service; Meta loses AI scientists; Amazon spent $4.3 million on anti-union consultants

Apple's next move may be an iPhone hardware subscription service, Meta loses top AI scientists, and Amazon has spent over $4 million on consultants...

Canadian fintech firm FundThrough acquires invoice factoring business of U.S. financial services provider BlueVine

Canadian financial technology platform firm FundThrough has acquired the invoice factoring business of U.S.-based financial technology company BlueVine. 

Tools of Engagement – CMO Talks with Celia Fleischaker

Customer engagement took a hit in the early days of Covid-19, as changing attitudes and behaviours combined with unprecedented shifts in the volume of...

Google Cloud’s AI/ML stack to power Toronto firm’s NLP platform 

Google Cloud has announced a multi-year tech partnership with Toronto-based software firm Cohere where Google Cloud’s AI and ML infra. will power Cohere’s NLP platform. 

Canadian firm, RCMP team to develop AI governance framework

NuEnergy.ai, a Canadian tech company focused on the governance of AI, has launched a platform to support ethical governance and measurement of AI deployments.

Hootsuite acquires customer messaging platform company Heyday

Global social media management platform firm Hootsuite today announced it is acquiring Montreal-based AI customer messaging platform company Heyday for CA$60 million. 

Intuit invites AI-focused startups to apply for its new accelerator program

Global financial platform company Intuit, along with venture studio and venture capital firm Highline Beta, is launching a new accelerator for AI-focused startups to help communities overcome financial challenges in North America. 

Darktrace partners with Microsoft to help organizations close the security gaps across the cloud

Autonomous cybersecurity artificial intelligence (AI) company Darktrace has partnered with Microsoft to provide mutual customers with enterprise-scale, self-learning AI that detects and autonomously responds to cyber-threats. 

Cohort of 80 Canadian firms announce AI-powered certification to improve workplace diversity and inclusion

Toronto-based diversity & inclusion data and consulting company Diversio announced the inaugural cohort of over 80 Diversio-certified Canadian companies at a press conference co-hosted by City of Toronto Mayor John Tory today. 

Microsoft Canada to provide digital solutions for Natural Resources Canada’s climate action research

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is partnering with Microsoft Canada to support the government's sustainable development and climate action research with digital solutions. Microsoft will offer...

Canadian Tire, Toronto startup and Ontario government invest $3 million in automated trucking tech

National retailer Canadian Tire and Toronto-based autonomous trucking startup NuPort Robotics have partnered with the Ontario government to commercialize automated trucking technology. As part of...

A year in review: Key takeaways from 20 episodes of CMO Talks

ITWC and IDC introduced the CMO Talks podcast series in April 2020, hooking their listeners with a convenient and easy way to address pressing...

The business imperative for ethical AI – CMO Talks with Ritu Jyoti

Artificial intelligence (AI) tops the agenda for many organizations, but the anticipated opportunities come with a host of challenges, many of which relate to...

Going for trust and transparency in AI

CMO Talks with NuEnergy.ai Healthcare Lead Orchid Jahanshahi At a time when artificial intelligence (AI) is moving from the realm of fantasy to practical application,...

IBM launches Watson Works to help businesses return to the office safely

IBM today launched Watson Works, a curated set of products and services to help businesses return to the office. The solution embeds Watson's artificial...

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