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February 19, 2019 by Stephen Law

Sidewalk Toronto faces growing opposition, calls to cancel project

Plans for a high tech Toronto community led by an Alphabet Inc.-backed entity should be scrapped, say politicians and prominent Canadian business and technology leaders. In the wake of a leaked report last week that revealed Sidewalk Labs’ interest in…
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February 18, 2019 by Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press, Toronto

Sidewalk Labs CEO responds to criticism around tax and transit plans

Sidewalk Labs’s chief executive officer says it’s too “premature” to abandon any ideas it unveiled Thursday for a high-tech Toronto community it hopes to build, despite the concepts being met with fierce criticism.  In an interview with The Canadian Press,…
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February 17, 2019 by Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press, Toronto

Sidewalk wants cut of property taxes, development fees for Quayside project

Sidewalk Labs is plotting to expand its proposal for a high-tech Toronto community by funding transit and underground infrastructure and trying to snatch up a portion of development fees and property taxes typically funneled towards the city.  The Alphabet Inc.-backed…
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February 15, 2019 by The Canadian Press, Ottawa

BlackBerry to get $40M in federal funds to support self driving car development

The Liberal government is giving $40 million in federal money to BlackBerry to help the company develop self-driving car technologies.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata on Friday to announce the support for BlackBerry, the one-time smartphone…
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February 14, 2019 by EP&T Magazine

Optical Control expands support in Western Canada

Optical Control Americas has entered a manufacturers’ representative agreement with G2 Manufacturing, which will represent the firm’s class-leading component counting technology throughout Western Canada.  “We keep growing and adding ‘best in the industry’ partners, and John Gilby is no exception,”…
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February 13, 2019 by Matt O'Brien, The Associated Press

Pentagon outlines its first AI strategy

US plans to deploy significant investments in artificial intelligence for military purposes
News
February 9, 2019 by EP&T Magazine

ITC celebrates its 25th Anniversary

ITC Inc., Concord ON, marks its 25th anniversary as a master distributor in Canada, of electrical components, products, devices and accessories for control and automation systems, control panels, machinery and power distribution.  A trusted resource for industrial electrical and automation…
News
February 7, 2019 by Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press, Toronto

Is Canada getting wise to AI commercialization, or churning out more research?

Some universities sign agreements that effectively hand over the fruits of AI research to their tech partners, turning innovation hubs into branch plants
Product
February 7, 2019 by Stephen Law

Modular AOI platform is optimized to inspect wave, selective soldering

MEK SpectorBOX modular AOI platform is optimized for the inspection of wave & selective soldering of through hole & surface mount components. Unit inspects printed circuit boards (pcbs) inside solder frames, directly from the conveyor system. Unit can be equipped with 9 cameras:…
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February 4, 2019 by Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press, Toronto

Canada’s Silicon Valley consul general opens up about techlash, Sidewalk Labs

When Rana Sarkar was appointed consul general of Canada in San Francisco in 2017, he was entering the job with years of experience at KPMG Canada, the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Canada-India…
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January 29, 2019 by EP&T Magazine

Smart speech/voice-based tech market growing

IDTechEx Research forecasts that it will reach $ 15.5 billion by 2029
Product
January 25, 2019 by Stephen Law

Multiprotocol gigabit TSN-enabled processors serve Industry 4.0

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS Sitara AM6x multiprotocol gigabit (Gb) time-sensitive networking (TSN)-enabled processor family provides industrial-grade reliability, with quad and dual Arm Cortex-A53 core variants built to meet the rapidly evolving needs of Industry 4.0 in factory automation, motor drives and grid…