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Why Are Data Science Leaders Running for the Exit?

Edward Chenard explains why shoehorning technical experts into manager roles and improperly applying agile methods to data science projects can cost …

You Don’t Have to Be a Data Scientist to Fill This Must-Have Analytics Role

It’s no secret that organizations have been increasingly turning to advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve decision-making across business processes — from research and design to supply chain and risk management.<p>Along the way, there’s been plenty of literature and executive …

TD acquires Toronto-based AI startup Layer 6

Toronto-Dominion Bank is acquiring artificial intelligence startup Layer 6 AI for an undisclosed amount as financial services companies increasingly look to tap the technology's potential.<p>Canada's largest bank by assets has been looking to build up its capabilities in AI for some time, said Michael …

A Path to Random Forest

If you are new to machine learning, you may have already run into "Random Forest". If not, you probably will soon. Let us be a guidepost along the …

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? - MIT Technology Review

I’m standing in what is soon to be the center of the world, or is perhaps just a very large room on the seventh floor of a gleaming tower in downtown …

277 Data Science Key Terms, Explained

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>This post presents a collection of data science related key terms with concise, no-nonsense definitions, organized into 12 …

Here's Elon Musk's Secret for Learning Anything Faster | Inc.com

Elon Musk has one of the most incredible minds around. How did he get so smart? Of course, he was probably born gifted, and according to those who know him, he definitely reads a ton, but Musk's brilliance isn't all down to innate talent and a massive input of raw knowledge.<p>He has also learned how …

Computer Science

7 Reasons Salespeople Don’t Close the Deal

Pretend that you’re an experienced buyer who has met with hundreds of business-to-business salespeople. What percentage of them would you say are excellent, good, average, or poor?<p>According to a new study of more than 230 buyers, 12% of salespeople are excellent, 23% good, 38% average, and 27% poor.<p>…

Gartner Says AI Technologies Will Be in Almost Every New Software Product by 2020

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Nest Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat is one of the most-loved smart thermostats on the market, but are you getting the most out of all its great features? Here are …

It’s time to make the Canadian AI ecosystem bloom

It's rare for Canadians to come out and assert global leadership in anything (barring hockey and winter coats), but here we are, on the brink of adding artificial intelligence (AI) to the list.<p>This is no small measure. It requires us to move away from the understated modesty that often defines our …

Artificial intelligence is the future, and Canada can seize it

Jordan Jacobs and Tomi Poutanen are co-founders and co-CEOs of Layer 6 AI. Richard Zemel is a machine learning professor at the University of Toronto. Geoffrey Hinton is a University of Toronto professor emeritus and VP engineering fellow at Google. Ed Clark is a former TD Bank CEO and is business …

Trump vs Trudeau: Canada lures Silicon Valley with promise of skilled labour, funding and diversity

<b>By Natalie Wong</b><p>Silicon Valley startups are tapping into Toronto’s tech talent.<p>Okta Inc., which JPMorgan Chase & Co. calls one of the fastest growing …

Silicon Valley

The Man Who Helped Turn Toronto Into a High-Tech Hotbed

TORONTO — As an undergraduate at Cambridge University, Geoffrey Everest Hinton thought a lot about the brain. He wanted to better understand how it worked but was frustrated that no field of study — from physiology and psychology to physics and chemistry — offered real answers.<p>So he set about …

Artificial Intelligence

A hybrid startup offers AI services to business

BOSSES are more likely to groan than feel giddy about advances in artificial intelligence (AI). They need a strategy, but few companies can hope to …

Google advances AI with ‘one model to learn them all’

Google quietly released an academic paper that could provide a blueprint for the future of machine learning. Called “One Model to Learn Them All,” it lays out a template for how to create a single machine learning model that can address multiple tasks well.<p>The MultiModel, as the Google researchers …

Software startup abandons Trump’s U.S. for ‘welcoming’ Toronto | The Star

Sharoon Thomas moved his cloud software operation from India to Silicon Valley in October 2015 after it was hand-picked by a high-profile venture …

Startups

Product managers for the digital world

The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and …

J.P.Morgan’s massive guide to machine learning and big data jobs in finance

So you want to work in machine learning and big data in finance? In 2017, J.P. Morgan issued a huge new report on that.

Machine Learning

Toronto welcoming artificial intelligence company back from Silicon Valley

An artificial intelligence company that uses computers, not lawyers, to sift through thousands of legal documents in search of key information is …

Canada′s universities profit from Trump, Brexit | Americas| North and South American news impacting on Europe | DW | 29.05.2017

Canadian colleges are reaping the rewards of isolationism abroad and seeing booming numbers of foreign applicants. US and UK politics have caused …

Top 10 Most Promising Toronto AI Startups

Artificial Intelligence is something that’s been steadily gaining traction in everyday conversations over the past few months. Chatbots, Internet of …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Some Products Catch On Like Wildfire—and Others Don’t

<b>Marty, your book is titled Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love. In your view, what characterizes a good product?</b><p>A good product is one …

Product Management

To Become a Data Scientist, There Are 4 Things You Must Do | Inc.com

<i>How can I become a data scientist? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Monica Rogati, Data Science advisor, formerly the VP of Data at Jawbone and LinkedIn, on Quora:</b><p>There's a lot of …

Data Science

Oxford Properties and startup incubator team up to create a new Toronto innovation district

Oxford Properties Group and technology startup accelerator OneEleven are aiming to turn Toronto into the next San Francisco with Union Park, a long-term redevelopment of Front Street meant to transform it into a downtown innovation cluster.<p>The linchpin in the plan is the official reopening in May …

Toronto tech boom poised to bring good and bad | The Star

Toronto is on the cusp of a tech boom that will bring residents benefits but also a “dark side” that city officials, academics and businesses need to …

Toronto

Starting Over: How FreshBooks Reinvented Its Online Accounting Service On The Fly

The 2013 holiday party at FreshBooks was a blowout affair, as employees and their families gathered to celebrate not just the season but also a major milestone. The company, based in Toronto, had established itself as the leading provider of online bookkeeping software for self-employed …

CIBC launches data lab in Waterloo to harness fintech talent

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is launching a data lab in Waterloo in a bid to tap the local technology talent pool and develop innovations …

Bay Street

Google Is Planning a 12-Acre High-Tech City in Canada

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has applied to develop a strip of land in downtown Toronto in order to create a brand new high-tech city “from the …