Tech

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Havas opens AI centre in Montreal

The hub will find applied uses of the tech for the holding company’s clients around the globe.

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Swiss Chalet brings ordering to Google Assistant

The restaurant continues to expand its mobile options with the addition of voice commands.

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Ecobee names CMO

Jackie Poriadjian-Asch’s mandate includes revisiting all aspects of the connected home company’s brand.

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Tech in Action: A dress that tracks sexual harassment

Schweppes embedded sensors in a dress to highlight what women face when out on the town.

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Samsung launches AI research centre

Based in Toronto, the lab will focus on ways to bring more intelligence to devices like appliances and vehicles.

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Publicis Groupe offers a first look at Marcel

The holding company demoed its much-hyped global collaboration platform and gave more details about its launch.

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Cossette and Stradigi AI launch joint venture

The agency’s creative talent will collaborate with scientists that have a track record in applied artificial intelligence.

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Engine Digital creates director-level team

New directors of technology and delivery aim to help the agency support a collaborative business approach.

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Fast Facts: What’s holding back AR adoption?

A survey of marketers identifies the main factors preventing them from increasing spend on the technology.

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Tech in Action: Building a burger on Instagram

Burger King used polls in its stories on the social platform to create and deliver coupons for customized meals.

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Voice-powered assistants will get past gimmicks

Alphabet’s Patrick Kavanagh on how the latest demos of the technology show just how game-changing it will be.

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Tech in Action: AI that gets the party started

Beer brand Skol creates a smart speaker that’s simply about having a good time.

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How voice is changing consumer behaviour

A keynote from this year’s AdTech Canada conference shows how the technology is becoming integrated with daily life.

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Google I/O announcements to pay attention to

How the tech giant is building AI into even more of its products and services.

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Engine Digital creates new strategic planning role

Brittany Houweling will help guide clients to get the most out of the agency’s evolving digital consulting offering.