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

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

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

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

Next-gen technology the future for deal registration, ChannelEyes CEO says

Artificial intelligence (AI). Predictive analytics. Machine learning. Next-generation technologies offer great potential for deal registration, and that potential will be seen within the next five years channel-wide, according to an industry-leading CEO. "When

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Alex Radu

Cybersecurity AI firm Cylance launches channel program

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning cybersecurity company Cylance Inc. has launched its channel partner program for American and Canadian partners. The southern-California based company is one of the first to use AI

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Alex Radu

Amazon’s ‘cashier-free’ grocery store is just the beginning

Have you ever wanted to walk out of the grocery store without paying? Now you can - sort of. Amazon Inc. has opened a new grocery store in its hometown of Seattle without

Published on: December 5th, 2016 Alex Radu

IBM CEO ushers in the era of cognitive computing

Orlando, Fla. - Ginni Rometty was on her way to the IBM Partnerworld Leadership Conference when she got an abrupt call from U.S. President Barack Obama to join him in California for the

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

The next phase in Artificial Intelligence: Singularity

I love good science fiction because there is always a glimpse of a thought, an idea that ultimately becomes something tangible in our world. But Elon Musk’s (Tesla, SpaceX) and Stephen Hawking’s warning

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Max Spindle

IBM Watson cooks up some interesting meals

TORONTO – IBM Watson has beaten Jeopardy champions like Ken Jennings and most recently is being used to improve patient treatments for lung cancer. But can Watson cook? Well, Watson can’t actually cook

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto