Young Canadians Recognize Importance of Coding But Need More Opportunities – Techvibes

Good news for #Canada tech – more developers and software engineers coming our way “We have to do better for our girls,” says Flanagan. “Through access to coding in schools and workshops and by promoting female role models, we can

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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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Toronto Tech Salaries are Trending Upwards But Still Fall Behind U.S. Hubs – Techvibes

A slight uptick in #Toronto tech #salaries in 2017. Let’s hope for a surge in #2018 When it comes to Toronto, tech salaries are finally on the rise. Between 2015 and 2016, average salaries dipped $1,000 (all figures USD) from

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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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WeWork Opens 35,000 Square-Foot Second Toronto Location – Techvibes

Good work #Toronto! More space for us to be competitive against places like San Francisco / Bay Area, Seattle, Boston and New York. The new location covers an impressive 35,000 plus square feet and sports two common areas along with

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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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