Federal government launches consultations for national data strategy

Even before Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal started making headlines, experts were sounding the alarm about how the mountains of data generated by Canadians' online activities was being collected and used - and the

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber wants AI to identify drunk riders; Apple bans cryptocurrency mining; Seattle repeals ‘Amazon tax’

Uber wants to use artificial intelligence to identify whether a prospective passenger is drunk. Apple has banned cryptocurrency mining from its app store. And Amazon succeeds in pushing Seattle to repeal a controversial

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

3 ways the ‘AI Leader of the Year’ is using Data for Good

When Victor Anjos co-founded Data for Good in Toronto, he probably only dreamed that the not-for-profit could use data to help feed more hungry people, to warn about potential genocide, or to raise

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

AI can be as as fallible as the humans that make it, Microsoft panel concludes

TORONTO - Artificial intelligence (AI) might be a boon for businesses, collecting, analyzing, and making recommendations based on greater quantities of data than humans could ever hope to sift through, but it's still

Published on: March 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

IBM launches Watson Data Kits to help travel and food service businesses harness big data

IBM Corp. wants to help businesses across the spectrum reap the benefits of digital transformation, and it's supporting the transportation and food service industries with its latest release. Announced Tuesday, Watson Data Kits

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

2018 budget “misses the mark”: a comprehensive analysis of the Liberals’ tech initiatives

The 2018 Canadian budget has been unveiled, and while there are plenty of tech-related initiatives, many in the industry are feeling let down. The government has gone all in on cybersecurity, big data,

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Tech Talks with Karim Kanji: John Ellis on the “Zero Dollar Car”

In the very near future, the data collected from people during an online or offline activity may be more important than the the activity itself. John Ellis is an expert in Big Data

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Karim Kanji

Thomson Reuters investing in Toronto’s tech ecosystem with new R&D centre

Toronto is a hub for Canadian technology and innovation, and media company Thomson Reuters is betting big on the city. The company created the Thomson Reuters Technology Centre a year ago, and has

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

NFL to use RFID embedded footballs this season

The last time fans cared about the actual pigskin it was all about deflated footballs. The NFL is trying to change the narrative somewhat with the announcement it will use RFID embedded footballs

Published on: September 13th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Thyssenkrupp Canada starts rolling out smart elevator platform with country’s largest airport

When you're rushing to catch a flight, the last thing you want is to get stuck in the elevator before you're even out of the parking garage. A pilot project that includes the

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Brian Jackson

3 reasons why Canadian businesses should invest in big data

Big data is a big deal. Whether you know it or not, it’s a huge part of your life. Did you use a GPS on your way to work today? How many tweets

Published on: August 4th, 2017 Ellie Martin

Big data never forgets!

Remember when a small mistake you made early in your life could be forgotten with the passage of time? No longer! Big data remembers it all. Time was if you had a minor

Published on: July 31st, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

SAP Leonardo reinvents the digital innovation system

No single technology can fully deliver what a business needs to digitally transform, but SAP’s latest solution is hoping to bring together several software capabilities to assist its customers on their digital journey.

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Bracketology for business

March Madness has tipped off and many basketball fans have put in their bracket. The NCAA Tournament usually means productivity drops significantly in offices across Canada and the U.S. as fans keep one

Published on: March 17th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto