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Ottawa to pump $443 million into second phase of Pan-Canadian AI Strategy

The federal government announced today the investment of $443 million in the second phase of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy. Speaking at Collision 2022, François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, said artificial intelligence (AI) is a” key part of Ottawa’s plan to make our economy stronger than ever. The second phase of the

Applications now open for businesses to apply to the Regional Quantum Initiative in southern Ontario

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced that businesses can now apply to the Regional Quantum Initiative (RQI) in southern Ontario.  FedDev Ontario is delivering more than C$23 million over a span of six years to support eligible businesses to advance and commercialize their quantum products and solutions for domestic and

Montreal firm delivers Canada’s first quantum computer for public research

Anyon Systems, a Canadian quantum computing company headquartered in Montreal, will deliver what it claims to be “Canada’s first quantum computer for public research” to Calcul Québec, a leading high-performance computing center that is part of the Digital Research Alliance of Canada. The new quantum computer, named Monarch, will be integrated into Calcul Québec‘s classical […]

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IdentityNORTH Summit: Fortier says pandemic has spurred need for digital credential initiative

Despite the many challenges that exist in creating digital identification processes, the pandemic has proven that when we need to, we can quickly move to develop and deploy digital services and infrastructure to better serve Canadians, Treasury Board president Mona Fortier said today. In her opening keynote at IdentityNORTH’s 2022 Annual Summit, she said, “Essential […]

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SOTI and Toronto Metropolitan University Announce Research Chair in the Department of Aerospace Engineering

SOTI, a provider of mobile and IoT device management solutions, has announced, in partnership with Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), the appointment of Dr. Guangjun Liu as the SOTI Research Chair in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science’s Department of Aerospace Engineering.   In this role, Dr. Liu brings expertise to spearhead the department’s drone and […]

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Coffee Briefing June 7, 2022 – Xero looks for tech talent across Canada; Square to bring Tap to Pay on iPhone to Square Sellers; Canadians are reliant on digital tech for travelling; and more

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Government of Canada invests $10 million to support innovation in the tech sector

Today the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment of C$10 million for the Waterloo Accelerator Centre (Waterloo AC) to launch the Venture Studio Innovation Program.  The program will help startup technology companies across southwestern Ontario scale-up and bring products to market faster through access to mentorship and financial support. […]

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Over half of Canadian companies see digital twins as drivers of their sustainability agenda, report says

A study conducted by Capgemini Research Institute revealed that Canadian companies see digital twins as drivers of their sustainability agenda. A digital twin is a virtual replica of a physical system that can model, simulate, monitor, analyze, and constantly optimize the physical world. For example, in retail, digital twins may be useful in the supply chain […]

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Coffee Briefing May 31, 2022 – Inmarsat to help Canadian government connect communities, scientists, and military; University of Waterloo to offer support to Ukrainian students; and more

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Newfoundland and Labrador to strengthen its research and innovation with a new $18-million investment

IBM Canada, the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have announced an investment of more than C$18 million to strengthen research and innovation in the province through two new initiatives: the Centre for Analytics, Informatics and Research (CAIR) and the Accelerated Analytics and Machine Learning (AAML) project, which will both be […]

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KPMG launches search for Canada’s leading tech entrepreneur

Once again this year, KPMG is looking for the best Canadian technology entrepreneur, and invites start-ups to compete for the title of Canadian Technology Innovator of the Year and have the opportunity to compete against their peers on a global scale. The competition is open to Canadian entrepreneurs who can demonstrate to a panel of […]

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The State of Digital ID in Canada

Digital ID is coming to Canada, bringing with it a host of questions and even some concerns from privacy advocates. Many provinces, and the federal government, have launched Digital ID initiatives to simplify and secure access to government services. They regard Digital ID as an essential part of transforming service delivery in the digital era. […]

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BlackBerry QNX OS gains another critical safety cert, this one aimed at railways

BlackBerry has announced that QNX OS for Safety 2.2 will be certified to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 4, the highest level in the EN 50125 safety standard established by the European Electrotechnical Committee for Standardization (CENELEC). QNX OS for Safety is a pre-certified microkernel operating system to support critical digital transportation systems development. Running on […]

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Google I/O 2022: Big features coming to Google Workspace

As usual, Google I/O didn’t disappoint. The company announced a whole host of new devices, including the Google Pixel 7 smartphones and the Pixel Watch. And for productivity, it has prepared a plethora of improvements to its Workspace tools. Don’t have time? Watch the keynote in under 12 minutes Automated summaries for Docs and Spaces […]

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Coffee Briefing May 17, 2022 – Cradlepoint extends cellular Intelligence capabilities; Canadian students win nine international STEM awards; new tech training programs for underserved Canadians; and more

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Student wins national competition for social media tool aimed at reducing misinformation

Arvin Jagayat, a psychology student at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), has received an award for his efforts to reduce the spread of misinformation online. Jagayat is one of five winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) national 2022 Storytellers Challenge, and received a C$4000 cash prize. The competition challenges Canadian […]

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New artificial intelligence lab opens in Montreal

McGill University has announced the opening of a new international artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory in Montreal, confirming the city’s status as a leader in the field. The initiative is a joint venture between McGill University, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Mila – Quebec AI Institute, France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Université Paris-Saclay, […]

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Lighthouse Labs to build a search engine for the metaverse

Montreal-based Lighthouse Labs announced on May 11 that it had secured funding of C$9.1M to build a search engine for the metaverse. The company will use the funds raised to expand its team, expand its partnerships with virtual worlds and continue the development of its platform, which is scheduled to launch in the summer of […]

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SAP highlights four focus areas at Sapphire conference

Enterprise application software giant SAP chose four areas to focus on during its hybrid Sapphire customer and partner conference this week: supply chain, sustainability, business process transformation, and accelerating innovation. Chief executive officer and member of the executive board of SAP SE Christian Klein noted that the company turns 50 this year, and said that […]

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Red Hat and General Motors collaborate to help advance software-defined vehicles at the edge

Today at the Red Hat Summit 2022, open source solutions provider Red Hat and General Motors (GM) announced a partnership to help advance software-defined vehicles at the edge. The two companies plan to expand an ecosystem of innovation around the Red Hat In-Vehicle Operating System. It provides a functional-safety certified Linux operating system Foundation, meant […]

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Tech Shuk highlights climate change innovators

Five hundred people attending Tech Shuk in Montreal may very well have been first to publicly see the next big innovation that could change the planet for the better. A brainchild of the Jewish National Fund (JNF), the annual event is a live “Dragons’ Den”-style competition, with start-ups pitching their products to a panel of […]

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Microsoft Canada’s new head office: how it was optimized for hybrid work

Microsoft Canada’s new head office in downtown Toronto, which officially opened this week, was designed three years ago, in what now looks like a prescient moment, to be optimized for hybrid work. Occupying four floors of the new CIBC Square south tower at 81 Bay St, the 132,000 square foot space includes space for employees […]

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Coffee Briefing May 3, 2022 – Equifax Canada’s cloud transformation; Innovate BC opens applications for Ignite program; Square launches Square Loans in Canada; and more

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Being AI SAVY drives exceptional service in a digital environment

William Gage, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning at York University, sees empathy as the key ingredient in experiences that keep people happy and engaged. “It’s too easy and too common for people to feel like a number. When you have as many people as we do [York University has over 50,000 students), you […]

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Canadian company develops human-like AI meeting assistant

An Ottawa-based company is making virtual meetings more productive with its human-like artificial intelligence (AI)-powered meeting assistant. Uncanny Lab Ltd.’s bluecap technology enhances the meeting experience for both hosts and attendees. bluecap integrates with video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meets. It acts as a meeting assistant and its basic features include automatic meeting […]

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Canadian Amazon employees make second attempt at union certification

A group of Canadian Amazon workers is making their second attempt at holding a vote on union certification. If successful, Teamsters Local Union 362 would represent over 7,000 workers based in an Amazon warehouse in Nisku, south of Edmonton, and fulfillment centre employees in Alberta and Northwest Territories. This is the Teamsters’ second attempt to […]

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Hashtag Trending April 28 – Twitch cut streamer pay; Apple hides old apps; Tesla stock woes

Amazon’s Twitch streaming platform is considering cutting streamer’s pay to increase profits, Apple wants to hide apps that have not been updated, and Tesla stocks suffer after the Twitter purchase.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, April 28, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. Twitch, […]

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Apple App Store and Apple Music currently experiencing issues

Apple’s App Store and music service, Apple Music are currently experiencing issues, according to Apple’s system status page. The system status page notes that “users may be experiencing a problem” with the App Store. A similar message is linked to Apple Music saying, “users may be experiencing intermittent issues.”  The status pages also indicate that […]

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