Ken Keizer, GM vice-president of global vehicle components and subsystems, during the opening of the car manufacturer's new Markham, Ont.-based Canadian Technical Centre on Jan. 19.

Published: January 22nd, 2018


Bitcoin or bust – How Canada’s crypto-mining market booms while other blockchain solutions remain nascent

On its surface, the massive, decentralized ledger of information known as the blockchain is a wondrous innovation in information registry and distribution: At its centre is the concept of owning your digital identity

Published on: January 20th, 2018 Alex Coop

Researchers test AI-powered program to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University are testing an AI-powered program on 10,000 patients to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s. Led by Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, BrainFX will collect patient data, combine it with information from the Canadian

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Legal, finance and medical industries could benefit from new reading AI, expert says

A new reading AI that beat humans for the first time in one of the world’s most difficult reading comprehension tests could have a significant impact on various industries, says the academic director

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Who won the battle between Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant at CES 2018?

In 2017 we saw the smart assistant battle between Amazon's Alexa and Google's Google Assistant begin in proper with official launches here in Canada. The two tech giants are squaring off and racing

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Radu

Visa Ready for Biometrics, begins testing fingerprint sensor-based payment cards

Visa Inc. is officially hopping onto the biometrics bandwagon. On Sunday the New York City-based payments giant announced that a new division, Visa Ready for Biometrics, had started testing two new fingerprint sensor-based

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Sidewalk Toronto will ‘stitch’ city together, Sidewalk Labs CEO says during AMA

The first 21st century neighbourhood won't isolate itself from the rest of Toronto, the CEO of Google sister company Sidewalk Labs said Wednesday. “It should be fully integrated into the fabric of the

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadians hate passwords, using them wrong, ready for biometrics instead: Visa

Consumers are ready to adopt biometric authentication technology such as facial recognition and fingerprint sensors to access the majority of password-protected services, according to a new survey by Visa Inc. Conducted on Visa's

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Make way for robots! Why your job is about to disappear

Well, actually, it depends on what you do... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVHiTP_2xmY As intriguing as it is to quantify the number of jobs that have the potential to be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI), it may

Published on: January 11th, 2018 SFU Beedie School of Business

CIBC targets tech-savvy businesses with new Innovation Banking arm

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is targeting the technology industry - and its tech-savviest clients - with its latest division. On Monday the 150-year-old institution announced the launch of CIBC Innovation Banking,

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Digital transformation disproportionately felt by millennials, high income earners, OVH finds

Digital transformation strategies aren't being distributed equally, and thus far have been disproportionately felt by millennials and high-income earners, according to a recent survey of Canadians conducted by French cloud computing firm OVH.

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Lawyers and accountants increasingly turning to legal technology for real estate issues

Lawyers and accountants put the technology available to them to good use last year, especially when it came to real estate issues. That's according to the review recently released by Blue J Legal,

Published on: January 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Adding AI to your line of business? Consider these 7 factors

Fearful of disruption and looking for a competitive advantage, boardrooms and CXOs alike have rushed to artificial intelligence (AI) as the next big thing, but before adding intelligent agents, business rules management, machine

Published on: January 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Consumers expect smartphones to shoot VR within 5 years, don’t want AI taking over customer service

Even the world's most forward-thinking consumers are freaked out by the idea of human customer service being overtaken by machines, according to the latest Ericsson consumer trends report. Based on an online survey

Published on: January 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Real-time sales solution disrupting the real estate industry

While digital transformation has disrupted almost every sector, the real estate industry has been relatively slow to catch up – until now. A web-based sales solution for developers, and sales agents called Salefish

Published on: January 2nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs