Tech

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Manulife brings AI to underwriting

The insurer aims to speed up the application process as part of a broader transformation at the company.

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Cannes 2018: Alexa, can you change the world?

Quiver’s Graham Budd reports from a hackathon that showed how creatively doing good can pay off with voice assistants.

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Interac launches new innovation lab

Located in Kitchener’s Communitech, the space will help the company explore new possibilities in payment and fintech.

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WestJet hacks the future of air travel

Working with tech partners like Facebook, Google and Amazon, the airline aimed to signal a move toward a more tech-focused future.

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Shoppable Stories come to Instagram

Ecommerce gets added to the increasingly popular social content format.

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Tech in Action: Tic Tac’s chewy Snapchat lens

Chewing helps power a pair of Snapchat games supporting the mint brand’s recent foray into the gum business.

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Nvidia becomes latest to open AI hub in Toronto

The computer hardware company will double its team working on machine learning in the city.

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Finn AI strikes partnership with Visa

Using the credit card company’s Developer Platform, the Vancouver startup will improve the tech behind its chatbots.

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LG hypes the geek in all of us

The electronics brand and new AOR KBS support the launch of the G7 phone by showing everyday passions as examples of cultural nerdiness.

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Female leaders more likely to embrace transformation: survey

KPMG shows women in executive positions are more comfortable with disruption and the need to innovate than their male counterparts.

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Tech in Action: Ok Google, let’s play a round of golf

The company turns its Home smart speaker into a caddy to show what it’s capable of.

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Fast-tracking partnerships with startups

Highline Beta’s new program speeds up the process of finding opportunities for business collaboration.

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Hudson’s Bay hires new head of tech and digital

Stephen Gold will lead a newly combined team working across the company’s retail banners.

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Adviso expands by six

The Montreal-based digital agency continues a growth spurt with additions across disciplines.

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Tech in Action: AR brings imaginary friends to life

A new app supports kids undergoing cancer treatment and is an extension of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s video campaign.