Are You Siri-ous? How AI will conquer your labour market

“Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to increase productivity through automation and free people from doing repetitive work in favour of activities of higher value.  Is this view of the future too rosy? " Robots

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Team UTM

Toronto’s Vector Institute expands its AI mission as it finishes assembling team

They say good things take time, and that’s exactly the mentality of Toronto’s latest artificial intelligence (AI) research centre, the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. While the Institute's official public launch was March

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Mitacs internship attracting tech researchers to fill Canadian skills shortage

With Canada needing to fill a reported 216,000 highly skilled IT positions by 2021, governments and organizations across the country are looking for ways to lure talent. Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Silicon Valley North: How Canada plans to become a leader in AI

In this pilot episode of ITWC podcast Silicon Valley North, associate editor Eric Emin Wood discusses a few of Canada's efforts to become a leader in the artificial intelligence (AI) space. Give it

Published on: June 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Uber launches new Toronto-based autonomous vehicle research hub

Uber Technologies, Inc. is investing in Canada and Canadian talent with its latest venture. The company announced this week that it will be launching a new research hub in Toronto focused on developing

Published on: May 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New Toronto AI research centre to get financing from all levels of government, private sector

Toronto’s push to become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) is finding support from all levels of government, academia and private businesses. The University of Toronto’s newly unveiled Vector Institute for Artificial

Published on: March 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto establishing itself as a global leader in AI with new research institute

Toronto is hoping to challenge Silicon Valley as one of the most prominent hotspots for artificial intelligence (AI) research. The University of Toronto (U of T) has announced the creation of its Vector

Published on: March 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

4 ways cities can avoid potholes and sinkholes on the road to digital transformation

If Canada's urban centres want to become leaders in digital transformation, they need to agree on a set of data standards, according to a leading University of Toronto engineer, while making a concerted

Published on: December 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

U of T, Waterloo among World Economic Forum’s top 50 tech schools worldwide

It would appear that two of Canada's top technical universities are fairly well regarded around the world too. A recent survey of QS World University ranking data by the World Economic Forum placed

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto one of 10 ‘smart cities’ to launch IoT partnership

The City of Toronto has recently allied with Chicago-based Internet of Things management firm Cityzenith in order to better manage the mounds of raw data cities collect daily. The aim of this budding

Published on: November 13th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Toronto-born startup gets international attention for taking Watson to law school

A startup team born out of the University of Toronto that wants to use IBM Corp.'s Watson artificial intelligence to shake up the legal industry is setting its sites on international expansion after

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Onyx Motion presents a wearable, portable and customizable basketball ‘coach’

Want to shoot hoops like Michael Jordan? Onyx Motion has got the app for you. The Toronto-based company has been developing ‘Swish’ for wearable devices to help players hit more net and throw up

Published on: July 9th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Creativity and ingenuity know no bounds at UofTHack

In school you typically learn new things, do projects about them, get marked, and nothing else comes out of it. It doesn’t turn into anything. All that work gets put into a binder or

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 Ashley Huffman

Meet Ross, the Watson-powered ‘super intelligent’ attorney

A group of University of Toronto students, pictured above from left to right: Andrew Arruda, Shuai Wang, Pargles Dall’Oglio, Jimoh Ovbiagele, and Akash Venat, are behind a new startup that built a legal

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson