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Wallet Card creator on disrupting the payment sector without changing its infrastructure

Here at ITBusiness.ca, we’re used to profiling startups founded by engineers, programmers, or serial entrepreneurs, but Dynamics Inc. CEO and Wallet Card creator Jeff Mullen was simply a patent attorney, a profession that

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

‘Okay Google’ are the first two words to unlocking AI business advantage: IDC analyst

While the science-fiction version of artificial intelligence may be decades away, businesses right now in 2018 can still get excited about AI algorithms that can be used to make their practice more efficient

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Alex Radu

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 could ever hope to sift through, but it's still

Published on: March 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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 with its latest release. Announced Tuesday, Watson Data Kits

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Tech a minor component of Toronto’s new ‘smart neighbourhood,’ Sidewalk Labs exec says

TORONTO - It's easy for the layperson to interpret Sidewalk Labs' newest project as "Google is building a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto," but the startup's first roundtable presentation on Tuesday did its best

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Mark Zuckerberg summoned by UK lawmakers, Google invests in news subscriptions, Canadian town replaced public transit with Uber

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called on by UK lawmakers to give evidence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google is investing 300 million dollars in news subscriptions, and a small Canadian town

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

Toronto-based ModiFace purchased by L’Oreal

Toronto-based ModiFace, whose augmented reality (AR) platform has been used by the likes of Sephora, Estée Lauder, and, believe or not, Samsung, has been purchased by the world's largest cosmetics firm, L'Oreal S.A.

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Government to invest in 5G; Sidewalk Toronto holds first public roundtable; Tesla’s moment of reckoning?

The federal, Ontario, and Quebec governments are scheduled to announce a major investment in 5G technology. Google affiliate Sidewalk Toronto is holding its first public roundtable on the smart neighbourhood it’s building on

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

University of Waterloo partners with Chinese institutions on connected autonomous driving

The University of Waterloo has caught the attention of China. The Qingdao Academy of Intelligent Industries (QAII) and the State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems (SKL-MCCS), Chinese leaders in

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

OntarioMD partners up with Ontario Telemedicine Network

Connecting Ontario physicians to provincial resources is a struggle, says the CEO of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), which is why OTN is partnering up with OntarioMD. “One of the challenges we have

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Ontario paramedics pioneering Canadian drone industry

After getting a call about a snowmobiler falling through the ice in Eastern Ontario's Renfrew County this winter, emergency responders had to try and pinpoint where exactly the victim fell through and determine

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Ernst & Young opens robotic services facility in Halifax

As a growing number of enterprises enter the 21st century, and embrace the digital transformation that comes with it, advisory firms must follow suit, with Ernst & Young (EY) Canada's new Halifax-based robotic

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

We used AI to replicate the Ontario Cannabis Store logo for free

Logojoy co-founders Dawson Whitfield and Rares Crisan are quick to point out that the $650,000 price tag attributed to the new Ontario Cannabis Store brand unveiled last week would have included far more

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – China’s using sunglasses to spy on people; 3D-printed homes for $10,000 USD; a new startup will preserve your brain

Beijing police are using AI-powered sunglasses to spy on people. A Texas company can 3D print a 650-square-foot cement home for $10,000 USD. And a new California startup is offering to preserve your

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Smart speaker boom coming to Canada, CES organizer says

TORONTO - Every five to six years, something hits the market that becomes an instant must-have among consumers, and right now, that device is a smart speaker. “This is not a normal growth

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Alex Coop