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AI successfully debates humans – thanks to IBM technology

IBM Corp. has debuted an artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can successfully engage in open debate with humans. On June 18 IBM held a public demonstration pitting its technology, dubbed Project Debater, against

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

New Zealand company violated rights of Canadians, says privacy commissioner

How far can companies go using personal information of people copied from a publicly-available website? Not far at all if it involves Canadians who don't give their consent, according to a decision released

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Canada’s ICT sector falling behind: government report

Canada's ICT sector is the smallest in the G7 and is continuing to fall behind other developed nations, according to a government report obtained by The Logic. The report was prepared in advance

Published on: July 19th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

New minister of digital government gets thumbs up from Trudeau, ITAC

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased with the latest cabinet shuffle in Ottawa, especially the appointment of Scott Brison as the country’s new minister of digital government. Brison, who is

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

How one Toronto tech startup is using AI to improve management systems

Toronto based Tealbook is being recognized with a venture capital investment for its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in revolutionizing the world of supplier procurement. CEO and founder, Stephany Lapierre told IT World

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

U.A.E. expansion illustrates Interac’s increasing heft as a global brand

Given its genesis as a cooperative venture between Canada's big five banks, you could forgive Canadians for thinking of Interac Corp. as a homegrown secret rarely known outside its borders - but as

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

OpenText should tap Canadian talent for its AI strategy

Even though he's an American, the most surprising thing that OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea said last week wasn't that he prides himself for having "a Canadian soul" after spending the past eight years

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Q&A: Xerox execs on how Canadian advanced manufacturing startups can scale up instead of selling out

As vice-president and director of the Mississauga, Ont.-based Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), Paul Smith has helped guide many a manufacturing startup over what he calls “the valley of death.” Though he’s

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

City of Brampton wins 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Geographic information system (GIS) developer Esri has bestowed two Canadian organizations, including the City of Brampton, with 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awards. The city, a Toronto suburb-turned economic force in its

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Only 14% of VCs in Canada are women, new report finds

That women are seriously under-represented in Canada's technology industry is hardly news, and a new report suggests one reason might be that they're seriously under-represented at the companies funding the tech industry too.

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon opens Ottawa fulfillment centre; Musk’s ‘impractical’ contribution to the Thai soccer team rescue

A new update incorporates loading speed into Google’s search rankings. Amazon's planning a new Ottawa fulfillment centre that it says will create 600 jobs. And we tell you why Elon Musk ultimately didn’t

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Liferay leaps into digital customer experience market, seeks growth in Canada

Los Angeles-based open source software firm Liferay Inc. released a new version of its digital experience platform and launched a new analytics service on Tuesday. The software firm's new products, Liferay Digital Experience

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

RBC launches startup accelerator program

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is following in the footsteps of IBM Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. by launching a startup accelerator of its very own. Last week the bank announced RBC Reach,

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

These nine companies have acquired the most AI startups

Tech is a concentrated industry, and a recent study by CB Insights illustrates the extent to which this is the case. According to the New York City-based machine intelligence-supported research firm's latest research

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Digital transformation should be customer-first, Simplii and Adobe execs say

Corby Fine asked twelve people within his company who makes the decision on what appears on their organization's home page, and, he said, he got fifteen answers. "The most common were marketing, legal,

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Lynn Greiner