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SiriusXM scans brainwaves to figure out what’s funny

A campaign for this year’s Top Comic competition uses an EEG to get inside the heads of Canadians.

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Scotiabank gets into open-source

The bank’s PLATO development team has put one of its tools on GitHub for anyone to use or contribute to.

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Namaste launches AI-powered cannabis app

Uppy Cannabis Journal helps medical users track their symptoms and get recommendations for new strains.

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Consumers have high hopes for health tech

Havas’ Prosumer Report shows people are looking to new sources for healthcare innovation.

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HAL, how do I get to the Ontario Science Centre?

An interactive OOH board resembling pop culture’s most famous homicidal AI helps promote the museum’s POPnology exhibit.

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Is your organization ready for its next cyber attack?

A global Gartner CIO survey reveals how prepared companies are to handle one of the biggest impacts on consumer trust.

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Tech in Action: A virtual preview of your next flight

Emirates uses VR to show travelers the kind of experience they can expect on their next flight.

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The next influencers could be unreal

The&Partnership’s Nabil Rachid considers the possibilities for brands that simply create their own, 3D rendered ambassadors.

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Adbank picks 1Milk2Sugars for PR

The boutique agency gets the North American assignment for the advertising-focused cryptocurrency.

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Foodora launches ordering through Alexa

The meal delivery service’s head of marketing talks about the potential he sees in voice platforms.

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Tech in Action: A WiFi signal powered by rain

Wireless provider Tele2 helps Russians hiding from a storm stay connected.

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Facebook launches shoppable AR ads

Brands can bring virtual trial to users’ News Feeds and direct them to an ecommerce platform.

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A look at smart speaker adoption in Canada

Media Technology Monitor gets a look into how the young category is growing and who is leading the market.

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Lg2 partners with OSMO to support startups

The agency will provide guidance on branding, positioning and strategy for young companies the foundation supports.

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Is there marketing gold in them thar (data) hills?

A new survey by the CMO Council finds some execs feel they lack the time and budget to ‘unlock all of data’s potential.’