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June 28, 2019

AI isn’t great at solving problems, and other surprising truths discussed by experts at Brace for Impact event

The convergence of five disruptive technologies will transform business but few companies really know where to start.  That was the consensus of the audience at the the recent Brace for Impact event facilitated by Jim Love, CIO of IT World Canada.  The event included a panel with experts from  experts from Cogeco Peer 1ViewSonic and the Burnie Group.

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March 31, 2019

Jobless Economy Caused by AI – What Should We Do?

In this article, we revisit our interview with Doug Heintzman and discuss the social and economic impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by artificial intelligence and automation is different from previous economic and social revolutions and what it means to our society.

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March 27, 2019

Counterpoint: The overblown blockchain hype is done. But blockchain’s real benefits are just beginning

Like many other emerging technologies that have risen to the pantheon of global “game-changer” status (remember Google glass?), it’s not surprising that nine years following blockchain’s introduction we see some increased skepticism regarding the tech’s potential impact on business and society at large.

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February 1, 2019

A New Social Contract and AI’s Most Imminent Problems

For over half a century, humankind has pondered the “singularity”, a doomsday scenario where an artificial superintelligence changes the fundamental nature of civilization in unpredictable and potentially dire ways. Almost 70 years ago, the pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing was asking the question “can machines think?”

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January 30, 2019

The vast potential of blockchain technology

Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of bitcoin, a global electronic currency invented by a mysterious anonymous figure called Satoshi Nakamoto. The same individual also invented blockchain technology, which has become as ubiquitous a term as bitcoin. But what exactly is blockchain? How does it relate to bitcoin? And why is blockchain so important?