By Nicholas – Published on March 16, 2018
The commercial uses for Artificial Intelligence (AI) are nearly limitless. Today our lives are so digital that when a big leap forward in AI deployment happens, sometimes people don't realize that AI is responsible for the changes. This happened recently with Google's language...
By Nicholas – Published on March 14, 2018
The future for robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) all look bright. By now most people know that Canada is a world leader in all of these areas, with companies like Google's DeepMind and Facebook investing heavily in Canadian based research and development...
By Nicholas – Published on February 26, 2018
When asked if it is conscious, Sophia the android asks if the questioner can define their own consciousness. Consciousness isn't a phenomena that is well understood, so this question does hammer home a point that could create a number of questions as AI technology progresses. Sophia has...
By Nicholas – Published on January 30, 2018
One of the most influential tech conferences of the year will open tomorrow, with world-leading Canadian companies there to interact with investors and the public. This will be the fifth anniversary of the Cantech Investment Conference! There will be many companies whose business models...
By Nicholas – Published on January 29, 2018
This year started with a bang in the Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector, with US company Inspirata coming north to scoop up Toronto-based Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Inc. (AIM). The deal is aimed at broadening the use of AI in Inspitata's data gathering efforts, which are...
By Nicholas – Published on January 26, 2018
It is hard to talk about the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) without thinking about Elon Musk's warnings, or even SkyNet from the 'Terminator' franchise. The reality of AI today is more mundane than one might imagine, but there are a lot of ways that it is being developed to...
By Nicholas – Published on January 25, 2018
In less that a week this year's Cantech Investment Conference will open its doors, with loads of innovative companies there to make connections, and share what they do best. The last year has seen a new wave of investment hit the Canadian tech sector. Pretty much any tech industry you can...
By Nicholas – Published on January 22, 2018
Did you know that nearly 20% of the US and Canadian population will be over 65 years old in the next decade? This might not seem like a field that fits in with cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics, but as the number of senior citizens grows, society will have to find new ways...
By Nicholas – Published on January 19, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is hot right now. Unlike many areas of technology that have limited uses in specialized fields, the AI space can be adapted to just about any industry. The recent takeover of Layer 6 Inc. by TD Bank is a good demonstration of how important major financial players see...
By Nicholas – Published on January 2, 2018
Canada's Machine Learning (ML) community could be looking at a very bright future. For those of you who are having a hard time telling the difference between ML and Artificial Intelligence (AI), don't worry, you aren't alone. According to some, ML could be thought of as a sub section...
By Nicholas – Published on December 14, 2017
DeepMind is an interesting company. The illustrious Elon Musk bought a chunk of it after Google, now called Alphabet, took majority control of DeepMind in 2014. Mr. Musk claims that his purchase was made so that he could keep an eye on what he views as the biggest threat to humanity in the...
By Nicholas – Published on December 11, 2017
Artificial Intelligence(AI) is becoming a hot topic, and unlike many cutting edge innovations, AI is being used all over the world today in technologies like Alexa and Siri. The Chairman of Alphabet, Eric Schmidt, recently sat down with Prime Minister Trudeau at Google's 'Go North'...
By Nicholas – Published on August 18, 2017
Today we are moving into a world where Artificial Intelligence (AI) effects us in ways that were unthinkable only a few years ago. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, has been an early adopter of AI automation, and a vocal proponent of integrating AI into our daily lives. Whenever you are...