Rise of Incubators and Accelerators, Geoffrey Hinton’s influence, an AI National focus and looking to the future

This is the final of the series where I will examine the problem that #Canada has with its lack of #funding for #technology startups. If you happen to have missed part I of Canada, and more specifically Toronto, belongs at the

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Select Cadillac Fairview Malls Now Support WeChat Pay and Alipay – Techvibes

Crazy! China payment gateways making their way to Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver (areas) – makes sense, look at the demographics here. “With many CF shopping centres designated as official tourist destinations, tourism continues to play a big role in our

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The Integral Cross-Discipline Approach to Pushing AI Research – Techvibes

In an era of crazy AI promises, cross-discipline and often time model <–> operator (or system <–> operator) is the real answer. … every time a researcher and practitioner considers their next project, I challenge them to ask themselves a

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University of Waterloo and University of Toronto students’ obsession with the valley

This is part IV of the series where I will examine the problem that #Canada has with its lack of funding for #technology startups. If you happen to have missed part I of Canada, and more specifically Toronto, belongs at the

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Canadian Tech Sector Thrives, but Struggles to Keep Its Talent – WSJ

Yes, it’s true. Funny that #Trudeau mentions the “#brain drain” days after I had published a lengthy article about it here. Mr. Trudeau has lamented a “brain drain” of #Canada’s best tech minds, saying at a recent #Google event in

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China’s Fourth Industrial Revolution: Artificial Intelligence

#China has not only surpassed the US in its economy, it’s also way ahead in the #AI game! Time to learn some Mandarin… In March 2017, China established its National #Engineering Laboratory of #Deep Learning #Technology under the leadership of

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Rubikloud Expands AI Presence in Toronto With 60 New Jobs – Techvibes

Nice to see a peer company in Toronto getting big wins in the market (and hiring a ton). “The state of the enterprise AI market is nascent, with few companies deploying AI solutions to businesses,” said Kerry Liu, CEO of

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