TD Bank’s ‘Layer 6’ to bring machine learning personalization to diabetes care

Layer 6 AI is teaming up with the University of Toronto (UofT) to bring its personalization focused deep learning technology to the world of healthcare, with a focus on diabetes. The TD Bank

Published on: October 11th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Workday focuses on machine learning to analyze business skills and trends

Las Vegas - Continuing to build on last year, software as a service (SaaS) vendor Workday Inc. has announced more machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions for its human capital management (HCM) system with

Published on: October 2nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Amazon says Canadian French language support is ‘coming soon’ to Alexa

Amazon Alexa will introduce Canadian French language support soon, ITBusiness.ca has learned. Amazon launched Alexa to the Canadian market in November 2017 along with its Echo and Echo Dot hardware. But it could

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

TD Bank creates AI-powered Spotify playlist to win contest

Layer 6, a Toronto-based AI firm owned by TD Bank Group,  has won the international Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) RecSys Challenge for the second year running. The artificial intelligence (AI) company, acquired

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

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


Machine learning systems that discriminate violate human rights, Toronto-based declaration says

Machine learning software has been touted as the next wave of innovation, promising to help governments and businesses make faster and more accurate decisions. But human rights activists and technology groups warned Wednesday

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Google Home Max booms across Canada’s border May 16

Google Home Max, the big sister to Google Home, is launching in Canada May 16 for $499 and there are some Canadian connections involved in the product's development. Google Canada demonstrated the big

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson


IBM and Apple announce new partnership to create smarter mobile apps

LAS VEGAS - IBM and Apple’s relationship went to another level when they announced yesterday that they were going to make business apps running on Apple devices more intelligent by combining IBM Watson

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

What is IBM’s quantum computer?

IBM has been in a race with its fellow tech giants to build a practical quantum computer, and its made a big leap forward with its 50 qubits quantum computer. This time on

Published on: January 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

The Business Leadership Podcast: Dalia Asterbadi, CTO at Verve.ai

Dalia Asterbadi hails from a family of technology entrepreneurs. Dalia is the CTO of Verve.ai, Chief Data Scientist at JONES and Chair of CriticalStateLabs, focused on machine learning and augmented intelligence since 2012.

Published on: January 16th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

Deloitte: Machine learning will reach ‘prime time’ status by 2020

A lower barrier to entry and a spike in the number of pilot projects involving machine learning will lead to various industries doubling its implementation this year and again in 2020, according to

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

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