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Federal government launches consultations for national data strategy

Even before Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal started making headlines, experts were sounding the alarm about how the mountains of data generated by Canadians' online...

Hashtag Trending – Uber wants AI to identify drunk riders; Apple bans cryptocurrency mining; Seattle repeals ‘Amazon tax’

Uber wants to use artificial intelligence to identify whether a prospective passenger is drunk. Apple has banned cryptocurrency mining from its app store. And...

3 ways the ‘AI Leader of the Year’ is using Data for Good

When Victor Anjos co-founded Data for Good in Toronto, he probably only dreamed that the not-for-profit could use data to help feed more hungry...

AI can be as as fallible as the humans that make it, Microsoft panel concludes

TORONTO - Artificial intelligence (AI) might be a boon for businesses, collecting, analyzing, and making recommendations based on greater quantities of data than humans...

IBM launches Watson Data Kits to help travel and food service businesses harness big data

IBM Corp. wants to help businesses across the spectrum reap the benefits of digital transformation, and it's supporting the transportation and food service industries...

2018 budget “misses the mark”: a comprehensive analysis of the Liberals’ tech initiatives

The 2018 Canadian budget has been unveiled, and while there are plenty of tech-related initiatives, many in the industry are feeling let down. The government...

Thomson Reuters investing in Toronto’s tech ecosystem with new R&D centre

Toronto is a hub for Canadian technology and innovation, and media company Thomson Reuters is betting big on the city. The company created the Thomson...

NFL to use RFID embedded footballs this season

The last time fans cared about the actual pigskin it was all about deflated footballs. The NFL is trying to change the narrative somewhat...

Thyssenkrupp Canada starts rolling out smart elevator platform with country’s largest airport

A pilot project at Toronto's most major airport is Canada's first glimpse at what elevators will look like in the future.

SAP Leonardo reinvents the digital innovation system

No single technology can fully deliver what a business needs to digitally transform, but SAP’s latest solution is hoping to bring together several software...

Bracketology for business

March Madness has tipped off and many basketball fans have put in their bracket. The NCAA Tournament usually means productivity drops significantly in offices...

Salesforce integrates Einstein across platforms, announces IBM partnership

Salesforce.com is bringing AI to customer relationship management (CRM) in a big way. On Tuesday the company announced that it would be incorporating its artificial...

Automatically send messages when your consumers are listening with Act-On’s newest release

Customers are probably more likely to consider a hotel discount if they're looking up attractions in another city, or be tempted by a dinner...

Governments can use big data without sacrificing privacy, Ontario commissioner says

TORONTO - Big data can benefit a wide range of government programs, but only if personal information collected is secured and employee access is...

Canadian Olympians to get a big data edge from SAS Canada

TORONTO – Canadian Olympic hero Mark Tewksbury, who won a historic Gold medal for Canada in the 100-metre backstroke at the 1992 Barcelona games,...

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