How Canadian businesses are using AI – Elevate day two

Elevate Tech Fest day two was a whirlwind event, with more than a dozen different ‘tracks’ spread out across Toronto that focused on everything from fintech to health, smart cities and more.

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Don’t assume AI will automatically destroy jobs, Singularity University chair says

TORONTO - Outside of tech circles, responses to the growing capabilities of artificial intelligence are often filled with more trepidation than anticipation, with many statistics emphasizing AI's ability to eliminate jobs rather than

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why Canada is facing an AI brain drain – and what’s being done about it

TORONTO - When Tomi Poutanen co-founded the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in March, it wasn't merely to support Canada's efforts to become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) - it was

Published on: September 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Don’t let ‘diversity’ be an empty buzzword, Toronto mayor’s strategic initiatives director says

TORONTO - Before becoming Toronto Mayor John Tory's director of strategic initiatives, Siri Agrell served as an urban affairs reporter with the Globe and Mail, and her presentation calling out the tech industry's

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Diversity is Canada’s strength, Elevate Toronto cofounder says

TORONTO - Like the vast majority of attendees at Elevate Toronto, Achievers Corp. founder Razor Suleman was born the child of foreigners. Before giving the new tech conference's first-ever keynote, he asked the

Published on: September 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto launches Civic Innovation Office

The city of Toronto is putting its money where Mayor John Tory's mouth is by launching a Civic Innovation Office. Tory himself announced the new division Tuesday during Elevate Toronto, a new conference

Published on: September 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood