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

Ecobee, Unbounce tap AWS platform to launch AI-powered products

Amazon is one of the most innovative companies in the tech sector right now, testing out ideas like artificial intelligence...

May 16th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs
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Is blockchain a branch of AI, or is AI a branch of blockchain?

By Toufi Saliba, CEO and Chair, ACM Practitioners Board Conference Committee We are extremely subjective in defining “intelligence,” let alone...

May 15th, 2018 IT World Canada
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Hashtag Trending – Amazon gets into healthcare, Huawei releasing P20, Google’s Duplex is unethical

Amazon is hoping to get into healthcare with Alexa, Huawei is releasing a new smartphone in Canada this week, and...

May 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

AI, Azure, and second chance tech: Highlights from Microsoft’s Build 2018

At its annual Build conference, Microsoft showcased what's coming for the tech giant in the realm of artificial intelligence, cloud,...

May 8th, 2018 Alex Radu
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Hashtag Trending – Emergency mobile alerts tested; Microsoft’s $25 million AI fund; smart luggage goes bust

Emergency alert! Systems for mobile devices is tested across Canada, Microsoft creates an AI for accessibility fund, and one “smart...

May 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Robots won’t take over the world, robot keynote speaker promises

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)'s 2018 Discovery Conference kicked off Monday with a rather unusual presentation. Sophia the Robot,...

May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Turning data into currency: How today’s top CIOs are driving business decisions with data

How can a business define—and leverage—the value of its data? How do they turn that data into a strategic roadmap?...

April 24th, 2018 IT World Canada Staff

Cisco converges Spark and Webex; enhances new platform with machine learning

Cisco is on a path towards simplification and its collaboration tools are its most recent target. The company has converged...

April 23rd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs