UPDATE June 13, 2017: Last week I posted V1 of our Map of the Canadian AI Ecosystem, and since then I’ve been inundated with additions. While it’s still incomplete, I thought it was important to update the map currently being sent around and reinforce the idea that this ecosystem is in constant flux. Already, our list has mushroomed from about 160 startups to over 550. Goes to show how much is happening just below our attention.Read More
We don’t remember much. Compared to computers, we remember almost nothing.
Computers are way better at recording and keeping visual information than human minds. I think I actually have a pretty good memory for things like names, faces and ideas; and when I walk down the street I think I’m aware of most things I see. But if you quizzed me about my journey ten minutes later, I wouldn’t be able to remember all the parking signs, the store names, or even the faces of all the people I walked by.
But a computer can.Read More
Artificial intelligence has always been good at math. It’s better at math than humans. Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov at chess in 1996 because chess can be reduced to a game of logic. And you can program logic equations into a computer without much trouble.
But 15 years years later when IBM’s Watson won Jeopardy, the AI was doing a lot more than math.Read More
Chief Information Officers are the rulers of corporate data. They are responsible for picking the right data to process into information, and then squeezing out meaning that will drive business forward.
And the way they do this is about to change.Read More