New study says Canadian SMBs incur a potential productivity loss of $2 billion using older technology

A recent study commissioned by Microsoft and Intel reported that the cost of using a PC older than four years is more than buying a new one.  As per Statistics Canada, Canada is

Published on: October 11th, 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

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

AI changing the financial industry, although hurdles remain

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already brought about large changes throughout society, maybe nowhere more than in the world of business. The financial services industry is no exception. According to a survey conducted by

Published on: March 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Microsoft announces HoloLens 2, its mixed-reality headset with game-changing tools for businesses

The next generation Microsoft’s mixed-reality headset, the HoloLens 2, made its debut in Barcelona this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC), wowing spectators with its latest upgrades, which the company says are focused

Published on: February 27th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

IBM and Microsoft lead the pack in AI patent applications, WIPO report says

We've been hearing about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for years now and how it's increasingly shifting from the theoretical to reality, and finding its way into so many industries and applications

Published on: January 31st, 2019 Derek Malcolm

World Economic Forum 2019: Canada solidifies deals with Nokia and Seimens, and makes AI security a priority

The 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) wrapped up in Davos, Switzerland, today, with Canada making some significant announcements over the course of the week. More than 65 Canadians descended on

Published on: January 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Salesforce expands commerce cloud with AI and visual search

New York City, NY. - Salesforce announced Monday that it is adding new tools to its Commerce Cloud platform to help companies create personalized "shopping experiences." The new tools will include artificial intelligence, visual

Published on: January 14th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

CES 2019: Two devices to watch for

Usually, I describe up to 5 different unusual items in my CES blogs, but there were two items that impressed me while walking around CES that deserve more attention and detail.  The first

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Automotive technology manufacturuer Denso opens Montreal innovation lab

Japan-based Denso announced today that it is opening a new satellite research and development (R&D) lab in Montreal that will focus on developing artificial intelligence technology for the automotive industry. Denso is a $48.1 billion

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

ADP, Toronto startup bring employment law insights to HR with AI-powered tool

ADP Canada is partnering with Toronto-based software startup Blue J Legal to bring its artificial intelligence technology to ADP's HR Assist product for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Blue J Legal's technology, combined

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

CES 2019 Unveiled

Greetings from CES 2019! With over 180,000 attendees expected and more than 4,500 vendors, one thing for sure, it is larger and anticipates more attendees than last year. The first event for the

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

TD announces more personalized banking app with new AI chatbot

TD Bank Group is introducing even more personalized experiences to its mobile banking app, today launching its new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot TD Clari. Clari is part of a new app update and TD's strategy

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Meagan Simpson