Musio is a robot friend for either a developer or a five-year-old

When you think of the future, you imagine having some sort of robot friend in your life. Thanks to science fiction visions of a techno-centric future put forward to us in popular culture -

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Brave ‘now’ world: predictive analytics disruption in financial services

This is part two of a three-part blog series. Part one examined how big data has changed our approach to crafting business questions and the expectations of what information we'll have access to

Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Cindy Gordon

Hong Kong VC firm appoints AI to Board of Directors

Our future robotic overlords took one step closer to realizing their future of world domination.  In what can only be a page ripped directly from Skynet’s playbook, Deep Knowledge Ventures (DKV), a Hong

Published on: May 16th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Robotics and AI Predictions for 2014

For predictions on robotics and AI for 2014, I consulted with a former colleague, David Dodds, who now resides in British Columbia. He has completed extensive work in these fields and provided a

Published on: January 4th, 2014 Hugh Chatfield

Businesses should embrace change or prepare to fail

Canadian businesses must be prepared to embrace innovation and changes in technology - or run the risk of becoming obsolete. That was the focus of keynote speaker Peter Diamandis' talk on Monday at

Published on: May 27th, 2013 Candice So

Will robots soon deliver pizza?

Futurists and science fiction writers have predicted for decades that one day smart robots would roll around town doing errands for us.Today, that future seems still far off. But it's just around the

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Mike Elgan

Smartphones of the future: the designs and features to expect

As you're reading this article, developers, engineers, and product designers are working on the next great mobile technology. The mobile world is rapidly changing: Smartphones have gone from portable messaging and email devices

Published on: August 12th, 2011 Ginny Mies

Why IBM’s Watson is not smarter than a 5th grader

 By Lucas Mearian As smart as IBM's Watson supercomputer may have seemed while defeating two former Jeopardy champions , it wouldn't be able to hold a conversation with or speak intelligently to the

Published on: April 13th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Thought-controlled car is mind boggling idea

For some time now ITBusiness.ca has been posting stories about the many advanced technologies that are popping up in automobiles these days.  With Brian Jackson’s and our videographer Tyson Dover’s recent coverage of

Published on: February 24th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Playing to win – how to prepare for a career in Canada’s digital gaming industry

Video gaming isn't just fun, it's an incredibly lucrative industry and potentially, a richly rewarding career for students willing to train for it.This was a recurring motif at the first Go Into Games

Published on: March 12th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes