AI won’t lead to ‘jobpacalypse’ overnight, panel agrees

You probably won't be replaced in the office by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tomorrow, but get ready to pick up some new skills to make yourself useful as more human tasks become

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tech CEO tackles digital ethics and its role in the development of AI & automation

TORONTO - As artificial intelligence and automation continues to develop, organizations all over the world are going to have to start thinking about digital ethics. As a senior leader  of Avanade since its conception

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Alex Radu

2018 Honda Odyssey completes Honda’s automation upgrade

Honda is trying to make self-driving technology safe and affordable for the average consumer by incorporating the tech into almost all of its vehicle models. It’s also been testing the features in harsh

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How an insurance firm plans to be as disruptive as Steve Jobs

When quality assurance senior manager Austin Kwong gets to work in the morning at the Digital Garage of insurance firm Aviva Canada, he looks up at a big picture of Steve Jobs and

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Most IT professionals expect automation technologies to take over by 2020: new survey

IT professionals are bracing themselves for increased automation in the workplace, according to a new global study by enterprise IT services provider BMC. The study found that 94 per cent of the 650

Published on: May 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Robots could take your job within 20 years, study suggests

More than 40 per cent of Canada's labour force currently works in an industry that's likely to become automated within 20 years, according to a report released on June 15 by a Ryerson

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Why we need a conversation before fearing jobs being lost to automation

Before we can address the question of what jobs will be created for humans as automation takes over current roles, we need to focus on a question that most people are not asking.

Published on: June 13th, 2016 Ayelet Baron

Is it time for a chief ethics officer? Smarter digital technology raises the question

If knowledge is power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, then does perfect knowledge also result in guaranteed corruption? As software and hardware become smarter and enable more automation of data collection, organizations today

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Industrial Internet of Things: where technology and industry converge

Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is promising the industrial sector-wide opportunities to solve everlasting real-world problem in areas such as embedded systems, automation and robotics which spans across almost all industries such as automotive,

Published on: December 4th, 2015 Tamer Marzouk

Methodify offers marketers customer research as a service

A Toronto-based firm known for its data collection service, AskingCanadians, announced this week a new web service for marketers that promises to get real customer feedback with a 48-hour turnaround. Methodify is described as

Published on: October 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Will a robot be hiring your next employee?

The issue of whether robots can recruit better than humans is not the stuff of science fiction anymore. For quite a few years, recruiting software, (known as applicant tracking systems or ATS for

Published on: December 24th, 2014 Roz Bahrami

Gartner symposium asks the big questions about world’s technological future

Day one of the 2014 Gartner Symposium saw BlackBerry and Microsoft executives give hints at their company's future direction and interaction with governments in a world demanding of heightened security and privacy. Gartner's

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Jim Love

Hand-washing audit system cleans up at regional startup awards

Last month Toronto-based HandyMetrics Corp. won York Region’s Techconnex 2014 award for "Most Promising Start-up." In so doing Michael Tsang gained local recognition as heading one of the most enterprising technology companies in the

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

How to effectively outsource IT projects

Besides humans, your company’s telecommunication network is your most important asset. If you take a second to think about it, every aspect of your business is connected to a network. It allows your

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Ashley Huffman