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Borealis AI to expand to Vancouver

The new location of RBC’s artificial intelligence research lab will focus on computer vision and image recognition.

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ATB partners with UAlberta on AI

The tech-forward bank enlists students and professors to develop real-world applications for machine learning.

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Coinsquare campaign a first in cryptocurrency

Amidst a crackdown on digital ads for virtual currencies, the trading platform aims to show its muscle with traditional media.

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Manulife looks to provide utility

A national campaign aimed at investment advisors also aims to change perceptions of the brand among investors.

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RBC opens API developer portal

Why the bank thinks making code available to third parties will help facilitate innovative partnerships and integration.

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Customers still value bank branches: survey

Canadians of varying demos prefer to do transactional or complicated tasks at physical locations.

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BMO launches chatbots on Messenger and Twitter

The bank makes customer support available through a pair of conversational platforms.

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Belairdirect’s push to be anything but exciting

In a new campaign, the insurance provider touts the benefits of offering simplified coverage.

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CAA renews push around travel insurance

The auto club continues to promote its broader value proposition to consumers through experience-focused creative.

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Alberta Securities Commission drops ‘The F-Word’

The organization takes a humorous approach to its annual work around Fraud Prevention Month.

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RBC helps youth prepare for the future of work

A campaign supporting the bank’s largest-ever CSR initiative aims to show all Canadians the potential impact of a “quiet crisis.”

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Kanetix integrates AI into its quote platform

How the insurance site trained a machine to find which customers need an extra push to buy a policy.

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CIBC invites Canadians to ‘name your future’

A new campaign suggests investing now could help to fulfill your retirement dreams down the line.

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RBC aims to make ‘Someday’ more emotive

As part of its 2018 Olympic push, the bank turns to documentary-style spots to tell athletes’ backstories.

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Tech in Action: NatWest hires a robot teller

The bank enlists a human-looking AI to help clients get answers to their basic financial questions.