IPSoft Amelia AI

Could digital secretary ‘Amelia’ be the future face of Government of Canada’s AI services?

A New York City-based firm that develops a "digital colleague" named Amelia is the first to state interest in providing...

September 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Phoenix pay problem - feature

Phoenix replacement RFP will be issued this fall, include HR system

Despite its name, the Government of Canada's Phoenix pay system won't be rising from the ashes as CIO Alex Benay...

August 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Ethical AI standards and the Canadian group making it happen

Industry-wide ethical standards for artificial intelligence (AI) may currently be lacking but the CIO Strategy Council says it is ready...

August 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Alex Benay keynote at Digital Transformation Awards

Alex Benay: 5 core tenets to digital transformation at the Government of Canada

A new type of leader in government, Alex Benay talks about the leading-edge transformation projects at governments around the world and...

August 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Keeping ethics in artificial intelligence

As artificial intelligence (AI) develops and its uses continue to grow, there’s still a discussion to be had around how...

August 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

New minister of digital government gets thumbs up from Trudeau, ITAC

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased with the latest cabinet shuffle in Ottawa, especially the appointment of...

July 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

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

Government of Canada eyes blockchain with ‘cautious optimism,’ looks to growing ecosystem for guidance

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies have been identified by startups, entrepreneurs and investors as revolutionary, with the added potential...

May 16th, 2018 Alex Coop