Self Driving Cars

How self-driving cars will change our way of life

Zhenzhen YeResearch & Policy AnalystICTCIn 1885 the Canadian Pacific Railway was built. This combination of iron, steel and hard work represented a giant leap forward for Canadian transportation. In 2004, I was living in my hometown of Dailan, China when I first caught a glimpse of another technolo ...

Ontario launches $80 million new autonomous vehicle network in Stratford

Ontario is aggressively pursuing its goal of being a global leader in autonomous vehicle technologies with its latest announcement. The province has launched an Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) in Stratford, which is a unique demonstration zone that will allow researchers to hone their ...

Hashtag Trending – Self-driving shuttle crashes on first day, Apple FaceID could come to the next iPad

A self-driving shuttle bus was involved in a crash on its very first day on the road, Apple’s controversial FaceID could release on the next iPad, and German police were called to shut down a party started by an Alexa device, all on its own. From Facebook – A self-driving shuttle bus was ...

Hashtag Trending – First driverless taxis hit the road, Apple’s secret tax haven

Waymo’s self-driving taxis will become available to the public soon, Apple’s secret tax haven island has been revealed, and self-driving cars have their own tiny city in South Korea. From Google Trends – Alphabet’s Waymo is set to open its self-driving taxis to the public in Phoenix, ...

Cisco creates AI-based voice assistant for the enterprise

DALLAS – Cisco’s introduced a new Artificial Intelligence-based voice assistant called Spark Assistant that will act as a virtual assistant inside an organization. Cisco made it clear that Spark Assistant is not a consumer grade voice assistant such as Siri, Cortana, Alexa and Google Assistant ...

The Digital Transformation of Barrick Gold [video]

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have likely heard of Barrick Gold. (Actually, you’ve probably heard of them if you’ve been living under a rock, too. But I digress.) The largest gold mining company in the world, Barrick Gold’s headquarters is in Toronto, Ontario. The industry gia ...

Hashtag Trending – Lyft gets a billion dollar boost, AI learns how to master a game all on its own

Lyft continues to chase down Uber with a new billion dollar investment round, Deepmind has created an AI that learned how to master the game GO all by itself, and Toyota will begin testing its AI driven, self-driving electric vehicles by 2020. New: Review Hashtag Trending on your podcast platform ...

Adobe believes AI can improve creative work too

LAS VEGAS – With artificial intelligence (AI) disrupting everything from customer service to agriculture, it was only a matter of time before it reached more creative sectors like graphic design – and according to the creative software gurus at Adobe Systems Inc., their practitioners can look f ...

BlackBerry teams up with Canadian government on autonomous vehicle security project

Carleton University in Ottawa has joined forces with Canadian tech company BlackBerry and the Department of National Defence to pursue research into security threats related to autonomous vehicle technology. In partnership with Transport Canada and Public Safety Canada, the goal of the new project ...

Ottawa, BlackBerry partner to test Canada’s first self-driving vehicle on a public road

The nation’s capital was home to the first autonomous vehicle to drive on a public road in Canada this week. City of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, City councillor Marianne Wilkinson, and Blackberry GM John Wall tested the self-driving car around roads in Kanata North Technology Park for a live demons ...