CinemaTech – Mass Effect argued AI was a new life form better than an actual AI developer

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. With all due respect to the new Star Wars movies, rebooted Star Trek series, Guardians of the

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce adds new features to Sales Cloud platform

Leading up to its annual Dreamforce conference later this month, Salesforce announced Thursday new features for its Sales Cloud platform to help improve sales, billing and marketing. The customer relationship management (CRM) giant

Published on: September 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

I will never understand how you heathens survive without physical keyboards

I’d like to think my time with ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC, which comes to a close on Sept. 7, has made me a more tech-savvy person. For example, I now know that “cloud” refers

Published on: August 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Google’s Gradient Venture makes first lead investment with Canadian AI startup

The first Canadian recipient of an investment from Google's Gradient Ventures says Canada "has a strong foundation" of artificial intelligence (AI) companies that could see more investments from the fund. Toronto-based industrial AI

Published on: August 28th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

WestJet launches AI chatbot to improve customer experience

WestJet Airlines Ltd. has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) powered chatbot, the first of its kind for a Canadian airline. The low-budget airline made the announcement Monday, calling the chatbot a quicker and

Published on: August 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Canadian AI marketer grows team

Toronto-based Atomic Reach continues to grow and shake up the field of content marketing, announcing two new additions to its executive team. It was announced last week that Paul Roscoe would now be

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending- Facebook removes misinformation accounts; AI cooling Google data centres; Netflix cutting out Apple fees

Facebook removes hundreds of misleading accounts, Google is using AI to cool its data centres and Netflix hopes to take a bite out of its Apple fees. First up from LinkedIn: Hundreds of

Published on: August 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto-based software startup points AI at solving B2B’s biggest sales problems

After your Saturday morning coffee and a pancake breakfast with the kids, perhaps you pick up a list of chores. Perhaps you stare at these tasks, each of them daunting in its own

Published on: August 15th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Canadian companies to spend $16 billion in 2018 on digital transformation: IDC

Canadian companies are going to be spending more than $16 billion this year on digital transformation technologies and services, which is about 20 per cent higher than the year before, according to new

Published on: August 13th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Zoom.ai lets employees offload grunt work to an AI assistant

Administrative support isn't what it used to be. Three, two, or even one decade ago, enterprises would invest in support staff to handle basic tasks such as scheduling meetings, writing up contracts, or

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

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

TD Bank creates AI-powered Spotify playlist to win contest

Layer 6, a Toronto-based AI firm owned by TD Bank Group,  has won the international Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) RecSys Challenge for the second year running. The artificial intelligence (AI) company, acquired

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

New ITAC report encourages government to promote a ‘data marketplace’

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) wants to see Canada become a leader in developing what it calls a "data-driven digital economy"; and to that end is encouraging the federal government to

Published on: July 25th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Nokia brings GE’s smart city platform to Canada

Finland-based telecommunications firm and digital solutions provider Nokia is bringing General Electric (GE)'s smart city platform, CityIQ, to Canada. An Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed by GE's Current startup division, CityIQ allows

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood