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

This air quality monitor is monitoring Las Vegas during CES 2018 – All Hands on Tech

Not only are homes getting smarter, but cities are too. Climo monitors airs quality using about eight sensors, and we got a first look at the technology as it's being tested here in

Published on: January 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Forget AI assistants, meet Buddy, your new robot assistant – All Hands on Tech at CES 2018

In 2017, a lot of people welcomed an AI assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant into their homes. So why not take the next step and just open the doors to a talking

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

New ‘Wallet Card’ allows you to ditch all your debit and credit cards

Tired of carrying around all your debit and credit cards? With Dynamics Inc.'s new Wallet Card, you won't have to anymore. This time on All Hands on Tech, Brian is on the ground

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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

How 5 different Toronto-based organizations are harnessing AI

When IT World Canada co-hosted our annual Techncity conference with the City of Toronto in December, we took the time to ask some of the attendees one question. "How is your company using AI

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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

Hyperloop, digital transformation, and office tours: 5 of the top ITBusiness.ca articles of 2017

As 2017 winds down to a close and the ITWC offices along with it (until Jan. 3, 2018 at least), we thought now would be an excellent time for a quick jaunt down

Published on: December 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood