Sugar Creek Brewery adding AI and IoT to the ingredients list

The recent explosion of craft breweries in North America has brought a lot of the creativity back to the art of brewing beer. But as the Sugar Creek Brewing Company found out recently,

Published on: June 28th, 2019 Buckley Smith

University of Waterloo opens new research center with NRC

The Canadian National Research Council (NRC) is collaborating with the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Mathematics to improve research in artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity.

Published on: June 18th, 2019 Tom Li

Government investments in AI research doesn’t lead to strong adoption, says Accenture’s managing director of AI

Canada has made huge waves in the research of artificial intelligence in recent years, but some in the industry are saying that this is not enough and that we must now take the

Published on: May 28th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Ericsson announces new AI innovation hub in Montreal

Ericsson has joined the growing AI technology hub in Montreal, as it announced its new Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) innovation hub in Montréal. The hub will specialize in the research and development

Published on: May 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

#Kids2030 initiative to teach children how to use AI and the ethics behind it

In light of the recent news that Amazon's Alexa smart home speaker systems are in fact listening to you, AI ethics have once again become a hot button topic. Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ),

Published on: April 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Vancouver’s Rogers Arena to test Liberty Defense’s AI-powered weapons detection technology

Training AI to detect weapons, whether metallic or otherwise, could be the next step to ensuring the safety of the public in crowded areas like sports arenas. Liberty Defense Technologies, Inc., a security

Published on: April 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Think you’re using AI effectively in security? You’re probably not, says security expert

Nearly 60 per cent of businesses have automated their security and incident response tools, but only at a very minimal level, according to a new SANS Institute study. The D3 Security sponsored study

Published on: April 8th, 2019 Alex Coop

Microsoft outlines AI ethics framework strategy

Microsoft Corp. has made great strides in the field of AI, and as it continues to innovate, it is keeping an eye on the ethics of AI, said Michael Phillips, assistant general counsel

Published on: April 2nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Train computers to see what you want them to see with Azure Custom Vision

Microsoft Corp. announced the general availability of several new services to Azure, including Azure Custom Vision, a feature of Azure's Cognitive Services. This service, which is powered by machine learning, allows users to

Published on: March 28th, 2019 Buckley Smith

How to get rewarded for your Digital Transformation prowess

Nominations for the 2019 Digital Transformation Awards sponsored by IT World Canada (ITWC) are now open. The Digital Transformation Awards is a national program designed to recognize the best examples of business or organizational

Published on: March 28th, 2019 Steve Proctor

Microsoft wants to shortcut AI’s usefulness with ‘machine teaching’

REDMOND, Wash. - Businesses around the world have already seen the impact of AI technology in digital services such as chatbots and virtual assistants. But how could this technology be implemented to the

Published on: March 26th, 2019 Buckley Smith

AI use in customer service will continue to rise, Salesforce research says

The use of AI in customer service operations has already made a noticeable impact in recent times, and according to a report published by Salesforce Research, we should expect to see those numbers

Published on: March 22nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Not spending on AI yet? Don’t worry, you probably will

Worldwide spending on artificial intelligence (AI) systems will reach $35.8 billion in 2019, according to IDC’s latest projections, a whopping 44 per cent increase over the amount spent in 2018. By 2022, that

Published on: March 13th, 2019 Alex Coop

Microsoft launches free online classes to teach AI to executives

Microsoft Corp. has launched a new series of online courses for executives to learn about AI, as it tries to help businesses catch up to the trend of AI in business. AI Business

Published on: March 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith