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Samsung takes its AI helper beyond the smartphone

The Bixby personal assistant gets a relaunch that focuses on bringing it to more connected devices and partners.

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Microsoft launches global AI competition

Venutre.AI will split $3.5 million between four companies aiming to advance the technology.

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Dell creates new IoT division

It aims to provide businesses with faster processing and easier management of data from connected devices.

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La Caisse and Desjardins partner on fintech fund

The sponsors will devote $75 million to help develop fintech and financial AI, both in Quebec and across Canada.

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Tech in Action: KLM uses VR for PR

The airline’s cheeky new experience targets budget travellers.

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Tech In Action: Samsung strums a bridge in Ireland

The Galaxy S8 helps an artist play a city-sized harp for “Do Bigger Things.”

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CrowdCare is now Wysdom.ai

The AI-based customer service company has also secured new funding to fuel a global expansion.

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TD brings conversational AI to its app

The bank partners with Kasisto to provide automated chat while also launching a new program to support emerging fintech patents.

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OK brands, are you ready to find your voice?

Managing editor Jennifer Horn on how to avoid creating content that gets lost in the voice ether.

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Tech in Action: Patron gives an in-depth tour with AR

The tequila brand lets users create a virtual distillery to learn more about its premium products.

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IBM launches Watson Advertising

The company repackages the recently acquired Weather Company to fully take advantage of its data.

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Can AI do brand advertising?

A panel at New York Ad Week discussed why AI needs “emotional intelligence” and its applications beyond lower-funnel conversion.

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Preparing for brands that talk

With voice assistants, brands are figuring out how to insert themselves into a new kind of conversation and the high-stakes method of search.

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Salesforce plans to smarten up Einstein

An update to the company’s AI platform brings more predictive possibilities to CRM.

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Insights from Accenture’s new AI lead

Jodie Wallis on the opportunities in the field and what Canada could be doing better to help its development.