5 Common Misconceptions About Deep Learning

Foteini Agrafioti | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business
Foteini Agrafioti

Deep learning is the buzzword of the moment inside tech circles and as the public plugs into what this breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) means for the future of technology, a number of common misconceptions have emerged. Below, our machine learning experts at Architech Labs clear up some of the confusion.

Cops Pull Over Google Self-Driving Car For Driving Too Slowly

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A California police officer made a traffic stop, but wrote no ticket. There was no driver to give it to anyway. Mountain ...

Google Maps To Be Available Offline

CP | Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK — Google Maps is getting disconnected. With an update for Android phones Tuesday, you'll be able to search nearby businesses and get drivi...

Why Dr. Google Doesn't Always Have Your Back

Talia Zenlea, MD | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Living
Talia Zenlea, MD

After spending about half an hour discussing a diagnosis and treatment plan with a patient in my office, she pulled out her phone and Googled it. In my office. With me there. When did Google become a reputable second opinion?

Google's 'Smart Reply' Will Write Your Emails For You

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is putting a different twist on the concept of "automated reply'' with a new tool that aims to write artificially intelligent...

Pedestrian Safety Must Be Part Of The Urban Transit Conversation

Jon Packer | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

On the morning of Oct. 28, 2015, 12 pedestrians were struck by cars in the City of Toronto. While some would say it's the result of a wet, grey day, this statistic follows an average of six pedestrians being hit each day, a stunningly high number set to increase as density intensifies and our population ages.

Will Google And Apple Actually Become Car Makers?

CP | Bree Fowler, The Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK - Silicon Valley may think it can build a better car. But should it? As tech giants like Google and Apple look to automobiles as the next ...

Yahoo Turns To Google After Revenue Drops

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Business

Unable to revive Yahoo's revenue growth on her own, CEO Marissa Mayer is hoping for a little help from her old friends at Google.

How 4 Digital Giants May Ignite a New Trust-Bust Era

Frederic Guarino | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

The days of collaboration seem all but over, and the tech industry will be affected by what amounts to a new digital cold war. Advance warnings of what's to come include Apple decoupling itself from Google Maps and Facebook "greying" out YouTube videos in the feed. The decision by Amazon, the world's largest retailer, to stop selling its competitors' over-the-top devices such as Google Chromecast and AppleTV is a preemptive strike with possibly momentous implications.

Google Unveils 2 New Smartphones

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business

Blackberry is also expected to reveal a new phone later this year.

‘Tax Avoider' Google Should Be Banned From Canadian Leaders' Debate: Group

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Business

Google’s CEO may be “proud” of the way his company avoids taxes, but a Canadian tax watchdog group thinks the tech giant's tax practices should ...

Canada Shouldn't Count on Accidents to Build Successful Start-Ups

Paul Barter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It's clear that as a society we need innovative new firms to step in and help solve our climate, health and social problems, while at the same time creating a profit for investors and jobs for all of us. The important question is: how can we assure that this happens?

How Canadian Businesses Can Become the Powerhouses of Tomorrow

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

'Unicorn' is a term in the investment and venture capital industry use to define a start-up company whose valuation has exceeded USD$1 billion dollars. When you look for these (apparently not so) mythical creatures we find a plethora of U.S.-based companies: Uber, Airbnb, Palantir, Snapchat, Dropbox and others.

The CBC Must Demand Access to Future Leadership Debates

Wade Rowland | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

In an election campaign that is extraordinary in so many ways, one of the more noteworthy changes is that there could be as many as five English-language leadership debates. More surprising and perplexing still is the way the CBC has abdicated its obligation as our public broadcaster to provide coverage of these events. The CBC, with its unparalleled household penetration, was not among the motley assemblage of television and web outlets that carried the initial Rogers-produced debate last week, nor will it be involved in the Globe and Mail/Google/YouTube effort next month.

Google Announces 'Alphabet'

AP | Brandon Bailey | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Business

One of tech's biggest names, Google, is reorganizing under a new moniker - "Alphabet" - in a move underscoring its founders' ambitions to pursue ventures far beyond the company's Internet search core.

What Is the Cost of Losing Your Online Privacy?

Matthew Held | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Anyone who uses a social network, a website, app or a gadget that regularly collects some personal information about them is a product. Companies increasingly know more about you than your family and friends. The fear is what happens when the information you provide in one context is used in an entirely different context because it is sold. Internet spying and surveillance according to a 2012 Wall Street Journal report is one of the fastest growing businesses, estimated to be worth $156 billion a year. Mostly private companies capture data from countless channels.

Google-Owned Company Sorry For Nazi Concentration Camps In Game

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Business

BERLIN - A Google subsidiary has apologized for making Nazi concentration camps part of a mobile role-playing game.Niantic Labs says players of 'Ingre...

Black People Labelled 'Gorillas' By Google Image Recog Tech

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying im...

Social Media 1.0 Is Dying. Long Live Social Media 2.0

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

Yelp has publicly admitted it is in trouble. Twitter is currently hunting for a new CEO and there are constant rumors they will be acquired. Is social media dead? The simple answer is no, social media will continue to live on. What the industry is seeing is the sun setting on Social Media 1.0 and the dawn of Social Media 2.0.

Google Declares War On Revenge Porn

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Google will start to censor unauthorized nude photos from its influential Internet search engine in a policy change aimed at crackin...

5 Things Non-Profit Leaders Can Learn From Google

Saeed Selvam | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

After working with multiple non-profits and private sector companies to solve fundraising challenges, I've learned that a little innovation can do wonders. So who better to look to than one of the most valuable and creative companies on the planet, Google.

Lessons From #FHRITP About Public Shaming

Rania Walker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living
Rania Walker

It follows you, it traps you and in this specific case (like so many others) it can ruin your life. There is no trash bin on social media. Yet it seems to happen time and time again. And the offenders are shocked all the same when they become the victims of their own ignorance. Here is a short primer on how to avoid a bout of public shaming. It's certainly not the authoritative volume on how to avoid and rectify situations like this, but let's use this as a friendly reminder of how to stay out of trouble.

Spring's Hottest Fashion Trends, According To Google

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Style

Normcore is no more, at least, according to the search giant.

Google Chairman Sees $109-Million Payday

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Most ...

Google Hits Wireless Companies Where It Hurts

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their ...