Articles By Brian Jackson

Parliament Hill’s own emergency alert system powered by BlackBerry AtHoc

Canada's new nationwide emergency alert system to wireless service providers was tested on May 9, jolting to attention many citizens with...

May 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Using Apple’s HomePod in Canada

Americans have been able to get their hands on Apple's smart speaker, the HomePod, for a few months now. But...

May 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Google Duplex broke the Turing test and leaps across the uncanny valley

This is the editor's letter for the May 2018 edition of CanadianCIO. If we push artificial intelligence across the uncanny...

May 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Holding AI accountable: public leaders organize to ensure algorithms influencing government are ethical

In the 2002 movie Minority Report, three "Precogs" that have the God-given ability to see into the future are used to...

May 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Q&A with Alex Benay, CIO, Government of Canada

If we can put a man on the moon, why can't the government help me renew my passport with Alexa?...

May 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson
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Google Home Max review – it’s my new TV soundbar

The Google Home Max is my new TV soundbar, thanks to the simple inclusion of the 3.5mm aux audio input that's...

May 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson
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West coast, best coast? Public sector CIOs in B.C. are investing in the next-generation tech that will transform user experience

During the CIO Peer Forum in Vancouver, CanadianCIO had the opportunity to catch up with some west coast CIOs in...

May 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson
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Hashtag Trending – Largest PC case ever made; Lyft launches subscription plan to some; RIP net neutrality

Does size matter? If we’re talking about PC gaming rigs, the answer is yes. Lyft opens up a subscription option...

May 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson
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Former Canada Health Infoway CTO joins startup that aims to finally take health records digital

Remember that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine confronts her doctor about her medical chart that labels her as "difficult?" In...

May 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson
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Hashtag Trending – Notepad upgraded; Amazon partners with home builder; AT&T made payments to Michael Cohen

Microsoft brings an end to garbled text files on Notepad, Amazon enters yet another industry, and people are asking questions...

May 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson