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Element AI is getting its hands dirty

Building solutions from the ground up will help it make more effective AI, according to the company’s CEO.

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Submit your nominations for The New Establishment: Innovators

The awards program sets its sights on mid-career professionals on the cutting edge.

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Tech in Action: Using VR to spice up display ads

CVS uses virtual reality to immerse consumers in a new store concept.

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Gadget Tracker: How many people are buying an Apple Watch?

Plus, Waymo gets one step closer to self-driving cars.

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Inside CREA’s hackathon

A look at how “open innovation” is helping the real estate organization fend off disruption.

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Why Accenture launched a podcast about AI

The consultancy believes a different communications platform could help demystify the tech and drive adoption.

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Best Buy shows that even a treehouse can be a smart home

The retailer’s fall campaign uses connected tech to drive home its broader brand positioning.

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Google brings image recognition to search

Google Lens functionality in Image Search will allow users to hunt down products with nothing more than a picture.

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Market & Co. engages shoppers with music

Upper Canada Mall uses AI and a Spotify partnership to extend the brand of its new artisanal food market.

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Using VR to make an extreme sport within reach

CMH wants to bring “heli-skiing” to a wider market by immersing viewers in a trip to the top of a mountain.

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Can North resurrect smart glasses with a consumer focus?

Thalmic Labs relaunches as a consumer brand to sell Focals, a more stylish and functional wearable.

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IBM to launch new AI adoption tool

The company wants to make it easier to adopt the emerging tech by addressing concerns about talent and transparency.

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Tech in Action: HBO brings voice tech to kids

The network has created a voice-powered game for Alexa that aims to educate and engage kids.

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Apply Digital comes to Toronto

Led by Andrew Kirby, the Vancouver-based digital product studio is looking to make inroads with clients in eastern Canada.

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TribalScale hires new VP for Venture Studios

Harp Gahunia will lead operations of the program as it prepares to scale its next class of startups with corporate partners.