CDN Top Newsmaker: AI advocate Tony Lacavera

Tony Lacavera is putting his money where his mouth is. The former Wind Mobile CEO sits on the board of startup-funding charity Next Canada, whose venture capital firm Globalive Communications Corp. is one

Published on: April 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada will need 216,000 tech positions filled in these 5 key sectors by 2021

As the Canadian business landscape rapidly digitizes, a shortage of skilled labourers is hindering its growth potential. A new report published on Apr. 12 by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) indicates that

Published on: April 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

We’ve only built ‘weak AI’ so far, says SAS chief data scientist

TORONTO – When we see artificial intelligence (AI) in fiction, it usually encompasses the AI functioning just like a human. That’s called ‘strong AI’ and well, we aren’t there yet. But we will

Published on: March 28th, 2017 Alex Radu

CDN’s Top 25 Newsmakers #20-16

Published on: March 14th, 2017 CDN Staff

How service provider adoption of SFDC Einstein will impact partner deal registration

As individuals, we are all too familiar with how consumer-focused, predictive marketing affects us - ‘No, thank you. I know you think I do, but I do not wish to see any more ads

Published on: March 13th, 2017 Maire Kushner

Google Assistant is expanding to Android

An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered helping hand is now available on all Android phones. Already offered on Google’s Pixel phones, Home personal assistant, Allo messaging app, and Android wear devices, Google Assistant will be

Published on: February 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

IBM CEO reasserts commitment to Watson and AI to partners

LAS VEGAS - At its annual PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty reasserted the company's commitment to Watson, and how its partners will succeed with it. Rometty praised IBM's channel partners in the

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Alex Radu

Sneak peak of MIT’s 10 breakthrough technologies for 2017

LAS VEGAS - MIT Technology Review's editor in chief Jason Pontin was at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas today to preview the release of the magazines annual 10 breakthrough technologies issue.

Published on: February 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

Samsung Galaxy S8 likely to lose home button, feature curved screen, headphone jack

The next Galaxy smartphone from Samsung Electronics Ltd. will be making a clean break from its predecessors, according to Wall Street Journal insiders. Citing "people familiar with the matter," writers Eun-Young Jeong and Jonathan

Published on: February 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

System integrator pushing AI to the masses

System integrator Avanade is embracing artificial intelligence (AI)  in 2017, and it believes that you should be too. In its Technology Vision 2017, Avanade took a look at an increasingly over-saturated mobile market and

Published on: February 7th, 2017 Alex Radu

Globalive CEO Tony Lacavera on how Canada can become a leader in AI

To the general public, Tony Lacavera is probably still best known as the former CEO of Wind Mobile (now rebranded as Freedom Mobile), a role he stepped away from in 2014, though he's

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Top 10 wackiest gadgets at CES 2017

CES never fails to show the world some of the industry's crazier ideas, and 2017 wasn't an exception. From concept laptops to different takes on virtual reality, augmented reality, and drones, we've put

Published on: January 11th, 2017 Alex Radu

All the tech integrated with AI at CES 2017

If CES 2017 is any indication, it seems like the next logical step in the advancement of technology is to infect everything with artificial intelligence (AI). Whether it be a car, a toaster,

Published on: January 9th, 2017 Alex Radu