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

Hashtag Trending – Apple could be the first to reach $1 trillion, tech leaders pledge to not develop killer AI, new i9 Macbook Pro is too hot to handle

Apple could be the first publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, tech leaders sign a pledge to not develop lethal AI weapon systems, and Apple’s new i9 Macbook Pro is really,

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

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

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

Toronto man with ties to tech communities in Toronto and Montreal charged with child luring, sexual assault

A Bank of Nova Scotia employee with ties to tech communities in Toronto and Montreal was recently charged after police reported a teenage girl was lured through social media and sexually assaulted. Suhail Shergill,

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Salesforce adds chatbots to Service Cloud Einstein

Salesforce has added chatbots to its customer service platform. On Wednesday the company announced that its newest update to Service Cloud Einstein would include a full rollout of what it calls "Bots for

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Chatbots to deliver $11B USD in annual savings for retail, banking, and healthcare sectors by 2023: Juniper

A recent study by Juniper Research has concluded that chatbots are one digital transformation investment that really pays off. According to the Hampshire, U.K.-based firm's July 3 research paper, "How chatbots will transform

Published on: July 11th, 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

How AI and IoT are helping athletes in this year’s Tour De France – Tech in Sports Ep. 51

All your latest sports tech news from the past week, including more World Cup news, an unstoppable Bitmoji-Serena Williams, a prototype mouthguard helps track athlete fatigue through saliva, and more! Plus, we chat with Carol

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs