Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project won't be a "silver bullet" for the city's economy even if it goes ahead.
And the city can no longer count on oilsands development for its economic health, Iveson said in his annual state of the city address Thursday in front of an Edmonton Chamber of Commerce audience at the Shaw Conference Centre.
"The oil sands are not likely to see a return to the frenetic expansion of the last generation," Iveson said.Read more
SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI – Once touted as among the fabled "Asian Tigers", the Taiwan economy has fallen dramatically behind its counterparts including Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea.
But after being mired in the economic doldrums for decades, Taiwan – which is the home of hardware giants Acer, ASUS, Foxconn and HTC – could be better poised than its regional rivals to ride the technological wave, said experts, citing its private sector capabilities in artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous vehicles for example.Read more
Artificial intelligence is set to disrupt many industries, and the Ottawa area is poised to grab a slice of the action.
That was the message delivered Thursday to 550 attendees at Impact AI, the city's first industry conference on artificial intelligence.
"We have to put Canada on the map. AI is going to change everything," said Eli Fathi, the CEO of Ottawa-based MindBridge AI, which hosted the summit at the Woodroffe Avenue campus of Algonquin College.Read more
A Montreal program is trying to help get more women working in artificial intelligence.
Twenty-eight women, mostly senior undergraduate students, began the six-week AI4Good summer lab on May 14.
Almost none of the participants have any experience with AI or machine learning, said Doina Precup, one of the program’s creators.Read more
City innovation chief Michael Stevens is managing half a billion dollars' worth of investments in electric vehicles, new transit and a data platform. He tells StateScoop the technology needs to work for everyone.
Columbus, Ohio, is far from a backwater. It’s a city of 860,000 residents, home to one of the biggest public universities in the country and capital of one of the top manufacturing states. But it’s not exactly top-of-mind when you think of the ideal 21st-century city.Read more
The city’s initial bid for $10 million in funding from Infrastructure Canada to improve access to digital technology in low-income neighbourhoods is complete.
Oshawa is in the mix to receive the money through the SmartCities Challenge.
Kyle Benham, director of economic development for the city, says the submission focuses on making improvements to the Lakeview neighbourhood.Read more
FREDERICTON– Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), a nuclear science and technology company, announced Wednesday that it has selected Fredericton to establish its National Innovation Centre. The company says the centre will help the company significantly expand its cybersecurity research capabilities.
CNL will invest more than $3-million in equipment and security for its new Knowledge Park facility. It will also add 24 employees to its Fredericton office over five years. The company is seeking employees from a variety of disciplines, including computer science, systems engineering, applied physics and mathematics.Read more
CALGARY — City administration is pitching a plan to the federal government that wold make Calgary more inclusive with the help of technology.
The Smart Cities Challenge is being hosted by Infrastructure Canada. The competition has cities and municipalities identifying problems and putting forward solutions that use innovation, data and connective technology.Read more
RED DEER, Alta. – Public feedback played a central role in Lethbridge’s application for Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge, the city’s IT general manager explained during a recent presentation.
During the 2018 Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Prairies conference, Trevor Butler walked attendees through the city’s development process in building the application, which involved developing multiple “challenge statements” – the 50-words-or-less mission statement that Infrastructure Canada wanted municipalities to adopt as their applications’ guiding principle – and refining them into a single statement based on feedback from its approximately 115,000 residents.Read more
Melbourne, Australia is a very nice city: that’s an understatement for a place that, seven years running, has been named the world’s Most Livable City by The Economist. (It’s also, as my 10-year-old son has enthusiastically informed me, the birthplace of Kyrie Irving and hometown of Ben Simmons.) I'm here this week for Melbourne Knowledge Week, and the launch of Startup Genome's latest regional report, about the startup ecosystem in Melbourne and the state of Victoria.Read more