Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new eye-opening feature; Tesla sues former employee; EU measure could tax internet links

Facebook reveals a new AI-powered feature. Tesla sues the former employee allegedly behind its recent sabotage. And it turns out memes aren’t the only cornerstone of the modern internet threatened by the European

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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 Amazon succeeds in pushing Seattle to repeal a controversial

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cybersecurity implications of Bryan Colangelo’s burner Twitter accounts – Tech in Sports Ep. 47

All your latest sports technology news, including referees live tweeting during the NBA Finals, AI gets its Stanley Cup predictions wrong, World Cup tech, and more! Plus, we chat with cybersecurity expert and

Published on: June 12th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

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 people, to warn about potential genocide, or to raise

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Is the NBA the most tech-savvy league in North America? – Tech in Sports Ep. 46

All your latest sports technology news, including referees live tweeting during the NBA Finals, AI gets its Stanley Cup predictions wrong, World Cup tech, and more! Plus, we chat with cybersecurity expert and

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Does the Echo Spot’s screen make it the best Alexa device? – All Hands on Tech

Voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant have been taking the world by storm and Amazon has gone one step further by adding a touchscreen to its new Echo Spot - the first

Published on: May 31st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

The myths around AI, as explained at the Toronto Tech Summit

Twenty years ago, The Truman Show, a satirical movie that portrayed an orphan who was unknowingly the subject of a reality show where his every move was observed by the viewing public, was

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

The question IBM Watson’s global lead says AI companies need to ask, and soon

TORONTO - With artificial intelligence playing an ever-greater role in steering digital transformation, the global lead behind one of the world's best-known AI systems wants both developers and the companies adopting their work

Published on: May 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

One giant leap for blockchain – two organizations team up to document human artifacts on the moon

TORONTO - Humans haven’t mastered space travel, but 413,000 pounds of our stuff has managed to pile up on the moon. That’s why TODAQ Financial and For All Moonkind are partnering up to

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – UK hospitals adopt AI, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Europe, Tesla Model 3 fails initial review

U.K. hospitals are planning to use artificial intelligence for some routine healthcare tasks, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of European Parliament, and Tesla’s new Model 3 fails reviews. First up from Reddit is

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

A closer look at innovative sports tech projects in Canada – Tech in Sports Ep. 44

All your latest sports tech news, including a 10-hour documentary on Michael Jordan, Twitch's new 24/7 sports streaming channel, the LA Kings' new high tech eco-friendly ice surface, and more! Plus, we chat

Published on: May 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Machine learning systems that discriminate violate human rights, Toronto-based declaration says

Machine learning software has been touted as the next wave of innovation, promising to help governments and businesses make faster and more accurate decisions. But human rights activists and technology groups warned Wednesday

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Tech Talks with Karim Kanji: Wade Barnes of Farmers Edge

On March 22, Microsoft Canada held a conference in Toronto called “Future Now,” aimed at teaching companies how they could benefit from artificial intelligence (AI). While attending, I had the opportunity to sit down and

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Karim Kanji

AI, Azure, and second chance tech: Highlights from Microsoft’s Build 2018

At its annual Build conference, Microsoft showcased what's coming for the tech giant in the realm of artificial intelligence, cloud, and more, including an old Microsoft experiment finding a new home with Azure.

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Alex Radu