City of Toronto closer to launching driverless shuttles on public roads

Imagine a shuttle bus that gets you to that transit stop that's just too far away to walk to - now imagine that shuttle has no driver. Well, that's exactly what the City of

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Tech Sector Growth Map of Canada updated for 2018 – Focus on Toronto

In many ways, Canada's tech sector growth is Toronto's tech sector growth. The largest city in Canada is also recognized for having the hottest tech sector in the country on just about every

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto takes grassroots, open approach to collecting data

While the saga on Toronto’s waterfront continues, Matthew Tenney quietly solders sensor wires in his apartment. He's focused on a separate project that's gathering data for the city, one which he says will

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Drones, digital twins, and connected sensor grids: How Toronto Water keeps the pipes flowing today and in the future

Managing the City of Toronto's plumbing takes a lot more than a few wrenches and plungers these days. Toronto Water is using drones, augmented reality, and Internet of Things (IoT) connected smart maps

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

10 Toronto artificial intelligence experts you should know

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

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

City of Toronto’s Tracey Cook thinks the future of licensing lies with blockchain

Tracey Cook believes the digital transformation of municipal licensing is long overdue. And the City of Toronto's executive director of municipal licensing and standards told ITBusiness.ca during parent company ITWC's Technicity conference that

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto’s transportation manager on the city’s 2 digitally-driven traffic reduction pilot projects

It may be hard for residents to believe, but the City of Toronto has one of the most advanced traffic systems that was available on the market. Back in 1992, anyway. That's when

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Ontario’s digital officer modernizing government one service at a time

Ontario’ first chief digital officer has been on the job since April and has spent the first several months slowly chipping away at the government’s old legacy services. Hillary Hartley has been tasked

Published on: December 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

AI won’t lead to ‘jobpacalypse’ overnight, panel agrees

You probably won't be replaced in the office by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tomorrow, but get ready to pick up some new skills to make yourself useful as more human tasks become

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

AI will infiltrate every industry and businesses need to be prepared, experts say

If you think the disruptive nature of artificial intelligence (AI) will spare your particular industry, you’re wrong, according to the AI panel at ITWC’s seventh annual Technicity event held in Toronto on Dec.

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

DeepPixel, ShinyDocs founders on why Canada should stop comparing itself to Silicon Valley

Canada has developed a thriving ecosystem for technology startups and should stop comparing itself to Silicon Valley, an entrepreneur with eight years of experience in the San Francisco Bay area told the audience

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Artificial intelligence doing wonders behind the scenes for Toronto fire

Artificial intelligence played a critical role during one of the biggest fire responses of Matthew Pegg’s career. Nearly 50 per cent of Toronto Fire Services’ (TFS) on-duty staff were committed to fighting the

Published on: December 12th, 2017 Alex Coop

Toronto’s Airbnb regulation approach snubbed by consumer critic

Toronto’s decision to block short-term rental operators from listing secondary suites on platforms like Airbnb has spurred strong reactions from all angles of the conversation. Council voted 27-17 in favour of blocking secondary

Published on: December 12th, 2017 Alex Coop