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Vision Critical acquires assets from AI startup

The consumer intelligence company aims to jump start AI adoption by bringing on Aida’s data science team.

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Tech in Action: Alexa, mow my lawn

Husqvarna has announced voice-powered Alexa integration with its robotic lawnmower.

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How to be a full-stack marketer

Course Compare’s Robert Furtado explains why expanding your skill set can fuel experimentation and growth.

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EY opens digital hub in Halifax

The consultancy’s first Centre of Excellence in Canada will focus on providing robotic process automation services for businesses.

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BMO launches chatbots on Messenger and Twitter

The bank makes customer support available through a pair of conversational platforms.

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Tech in Action: Equalizing your playlists

Smirnoff and Spotify launch a tool to fix the gender balance in the music you listen to.

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Microsoft announces new AI platform

An upcoming Windows 10 update promises to make consumer apps work faster across all devices.

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Abacus launches chatbot service for marketers

The Facebook-focused agency aims to help clients design and launch bots on Messenger.

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Ecobee to bring AI to more rooms of your home

The connected home company plans to use recent funding to expand its line of smart, voice-powered products.

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FCB/Six launches consulting division

The digital agency creates a dedicated team that will focus on bringing clients’ back-end systems up to speed.

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Tech in Action: Toyota prints a sensory experience

The automaker builds sensors and scents into a magazine ad to convey the excitement of the new Camry.

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Unilever to work with more female-led startups

The CPG commits to using its size and innovation program to advance diversity in tech and innovation.

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Evo launches a skill for Alexa

The BCAA’s car sharing service is the first in Canada to give members a voice-powered option.

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Data is the key to future consumer interaction

As painful as it can be, PHD’s Craig Atkinson says companies need to share data internally to be future-ready.

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Tech in Action: NatWest hires a robot teller

The bank enlists a human-looking AI to help clients get answers to their basic financial questions.