AI projects: Hype or Reality?

  Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects have become a buzzword catch-all phrase to encompass more a technology trend as opposed to the actual technology. This is not new. I did my PhD over 20

Published on: November 7th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Canadian businesses lagging in network innovation to support digital transformation, says Cisco report

Canada lags far behind other nations in terms of strategic implementation of projects and networking innovations that support digital transformation, spotlights Cisco’s recently released 2020 Global Networking Trends Report. Canada ranks 11th among

Published on: November 4th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Pearson becomes first airport to test AI-powered weapons detection tech Hexwave

Hexwave, the AI-powered weapon imaging and detection technology, is now set to come to Toronto Pearson International Airport for testing. With its deployment, Pearson airport will become the first airport to sign up

Published on: October 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – New privacy tools from Google, Alexa goes job hunting, UPS delivery drones approved

Google rolls out new privacy features, Alexa steps up to help people find jobs, and UPS gets federal approval for a fleet of delivery drones. First up from Twitter is news that Google

Published on: October 3rd, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Metro Toronto Convention Centre to install weapon detection tech that uses machine learning

Weapons detection technology that uses machine learning is set to be tested at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) later this year. The technology, which is called Hexwave, was developed by the MIT

Published on: September 27th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Study says businesses stand to lose 20% of sales revenue forever after a hack

Companies that experience a data breach can expect to lose 20 per cent of their sales revenue forever, according to a new study. PCI Pal PLC, a firm out of the United Kingdom

Published on: August 31st, 2019 Buckley Smith

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