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The AI Advantage: How artificial intelligence is transforming how we live, work and play
Featuring stories about Canadian companies using the technology to innovate and grow their operations and make our lives more efficient — and interesting
It can take, on average, more than a decade and about $1-billion for a new pharmaceutical drug to make its way from the lab to the prescription pad.
It was after their teacher friends started regularly dropping out of social commitments that entrepreneurs Rakesh Kamath and Carl Mascarenhas got the idea for their education technology company JoeZoo Inc. The pair, who aren’t teachers, didn’t understand just how challenging and time-consuming it was grading students’ work.
The founders of Montreal-based Carré Technologies Inc. set out to use artificial intelligence to improve health care for an aging population. The journey has taken a few unexpected turns, including a foray into cutting-edge wearable technology and even into space.
In a world where mail is electronic, newspapers are digital and banking can be done on your phone, the continued existence of paper receipts is a bit of an anachronism. They accumulate in forgotten shoeboxes, get discarded accidentally and go through the wash in the back pockets of jeans, losing useful information in the process.
Shaneel Pathak used to carry a binder brimming with documents, test results, prescription information and other critical data from appointment to appointment with a multitude of health care providers as he and his wife, Heing Taing, navigated their way through her cancer diagnosis.
Robots constructing homes may sound like science fiction. Yet a Toronto-based startup aims to make this futuristic idea a reality within the next year, leveraging advances in automation, advanced manufacturing, cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI).
Just as air travel was beginning to recover to prepandemic levels at the beginning of summer, American Airlines was forced to cancel nearly 200 flights in a single weekend because of a shortage of pilots and crew.
It has become a bit of a cliché to say a new startup has designs on being the Amazon of its segment. But online vegan marketplace Vejii does seem to tick the boxes: It plans on both dominating and growing the plant-based product space and is using artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance and personalize its customer experience.
It was during an entrepreneurship class at the University of British Columbia 15 years ago that Dan Eisenhardt came up with the idea to make performance-tracking swim goggles similar to what runners and cyclists were starting to use on their wrists.
Buildings have a big environmental problem. More than one-third of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from both the construction of new buildings and the heating and cooling of existing ones, according to the World Building Council. It’s why the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has identified reducing building emissions as critical to meeting the goals of the 2016 Paris climate agreement.
Our brains have long relied on machines to help with mathematics – calculators being the most obvious example. But there’s a Canadian-made technology that’s helping students and researchers master math at a much higher level thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI).