Hashtag Trending – The text message turns 25, Google’s AI creates an AI child, Ford is testing bionic exoskeletons

The text message celebrates a milestone birthday, Google’s AI built its own AI child, and Ford workers are testing superstrong exoskeletons.   Trending on Facebook is the 25th anniversary of the first text

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Is AI the next Gold Rush?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) may still be considered a future trend, but if you believe any of the research group’s forecasts from Gartner or Forrester AI will be in almost every piece of software

Published on: November 27th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Hashtag Trending – Net neutrality could be repealed in the US, Google is tracking Android users

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to repeal net neutrality, Google is collecting location data from Android users behind the scenes, and RBC is opening an artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal.  

Published on: November 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Lenovo launches new AI initiatives, products to boost customer productivity

Digital transformation is crucial for companies wanting to grow in the modern business ecosystem, and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) can help with that. Lenovo has announced two new partnerships with postsecondary

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Demystifying AI for channel partners: New C4 Webinar

Not too long ago, “AI” was little more than a film title to most people. In terms of a description, you might have gotten the odd tech-savvy individual talking a bit about intelligent

Published on: November 9th, 2017 Glenn Weir

Seagate Technology launches new AI-enabled hard drive for video surveillance

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being touted as the next big technological revolution, and Seagate Technology is getting in on the action. The data storage company has announced SkyHawk AI, its first hard disk

Published on: October 30th, 2017 CDN Staff

Hashtag Trending – Amazon’s moving to Calgary, Elon Musk spars with a robot

Amazon is setting up shop in the Calgary area, Twitter has been fudging its user numbers for years, and a robot picks a fight with Elon Musk.   From Twitter today comes news

Published on: October 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

What a week looks like for the new Microsoft Canada President

TORONTO - What does a work week look like for new Microsoft Canada President Kevin Peesker? Well, he revealed how he spends his time at the Synnex Canada National Conference in Toronto. Peesker

Published on: October 25th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

The reports of AI killing jobs have been greatly exaggerated

Elon Musk has warned that artificial intelligence (AI) is the biggest risk we face as a civilization, but several Canadian business leaders believe this apprehension is overstated, especially when it comes to its applications

Published on: October 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Google’s compelling smartphone pitch – Pixel 2 first impressions

On stage at Google's hardware event in San Francisco on Wednesday, hardware chief Rick Osterloh put the current state of smartphones in 2017 best. "Smartphones might be reaching parity in terms of specs,"

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Alex Radu

Google reveals Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Google Home Mini, and more

Google's been busy over the past couple years, today announcing an entire portfolio of devices that range across all types of devices you could need to the point where Google products could now

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Alex Radu

Meet Elio, NetApp’s new Watson-powered customer service AI assistant

LAS VEGAS - NetApp customers will soon be receiving faster answers to their most common problems. During its NetApp Insight conference, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based storage and data management firm announced the release of

Published on: October 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Deep learning and AI can create different ethical issues

Washington D.C.  - In it's most basic form, artificial intelligence is an algorithm that is trained to learn via the data that is fed to it. But what happens what that data is full

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – IBM funding new AI lab, Toronto wants Amazon’s second headquarters

IBM is committing hundreds of millions to a new AI lab. Jaguar has become the latest car company to abandon the internal combustion engine. And Toronto wants Amazon to build its next headquarters

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood