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AI expert says report findings proof onset of ‘Terminal AI’ has begun

A new report highlighting an escalating rise in phishing incidents since the launch of ChatGPT is the start of a cascade of events that a Silicon Valley cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) expert predicts could result in a catastrophic “threat…

Following triumphant return, Altman praises OpenAI employees

Buoyed with confidence now that he is back with the company he co-founded, Sam Altman this week told OpenAI employees in an internal blog that he has “never been more excited about the future (and) I am extremely grateful for…

Keeping the human at the centre of an AI-powered workplace: HRPA conference

Conversations around automation and artificial intelligence are eclipsing the existing challenges in the workplace related to, for instance, work-life balance, employee burnout and management of remote work, said Jim Love, chief information officer at IT World Canada, during a panel…

Five Canadian companies share experiences and use cases for generative AI at AWS re:Invent 2023

What are Canadian companies actually doing in terms of projects with cloud and generative AI? How are they navigating the uncertainty of a relatively new technology? Those were the questions that were addressed by a customer panel during a briefing…

Canadian group gets $2.2 million to research AI threat detection for wireless networks

A group consisting of Canadian university researchers and Ericsson Canada is the latest to have won government funding under the National Cybersecurity Coalition for advanced investigations into meeting cyber threats. Researchers from Concordia University, the University of Manitoba, the University…

Proposed Canadian AI law ‘fundamentally flawed,’ Parliament told

The Trudeau government’s proposed law regulating high-impact artificial intelligence systems is “fundamentally flawed” and gives so much power to a cabinet minister that it’s “an affront to Parliament,”  a Canadian privacy lawyer testified Tuesday. The proposed Artificial Intelligence and Data…

RoboGarden and University of Northern British Columbia Continuing Studies to launch new machine learning & AI bootcamp

RoboGarden and University of Northern British Columbia Continuing Studies (UNBC CS) have announced a new collaboration, with RoboGarden offering its Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp experience to the UNBC CS students.  This learning program was developed with career…

Broadcom update: Layoff notices issued for some VMware employees

There is a distinct good news-bad news scenario quickly developing now that Broadcom’s US$69 billion acquisition of VMware has been formally approved. News of the monumental deal finally going through came last week with the approval by China, which resulted…

Coffee Briefing Nov. 28 – Canadian 5G users will pay more for quality experience; Holiday shoppers on board with GenAI; KPGM and Chainalysis partner; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!  Missed last week’s Coffee Briefing? We’ve got you covered. Canadian 5G users want the best quality…

Canada, U.S. sign international guidelines for safe AI development

Eighteen countries, including Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., today agreed on recommended guidelines to developers in their nations for the secure design, development, deployment, and operation of artificial intelligent systems. It’s the latest in a series of voluntary guardrails…

AWS re:Invent grabs the spotlight, with cloud, cybersecurity and AI in a business focus

As its re:Invent conference opens in Las Vegas this week, AWS will make the case that it, too, has a leading role in the transformation that lies at the nexus of artificial intelligence, cloud computing and cybersecurity. The Las Vegas…

Mitacs celebrates researcher spearheading the development of next-gen AI networks

Nonprofit research organization Mitacs conferred the Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership on Georges Kaddoum, a top researcher at Montreal-based École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS). Georges Kaddoum/Source: Mitacs The research director of the Resilient Machine Learning Institute (ReMI) at ETS, Kaddoum…

Microsoft to invest $500 million in Quebec’s AI infrastructure and workforce

Today, Microsoft announced it is investing US$500 million in expanding its hyperscale cloud computing and AI infrastructure in Quebec over the next two years. The investment will include the construction of multiple datacentre locations, slated to start in the coming…

OpenAI saga ends as deal reached to reinstate Altman as CEO

Ousted OpenAI CEO Sam Altman will be returning to his position with the company, OpenAI said in a post on X (formerly Twitter). Late Tuesday evening, it announced, “We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return…

AWS offers free AI training to Canadians via new ‘AI Ready’ commitment

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced ‘AI Ready’, a new initiative tasked with providing free AI and generative AI skills training and education to two million people by 2025. “With generative AI taking off, now is the time to do…

Analyst reaction to OpenAI turmoil: Shrewd move by Microsoft

The trick now for Microsoft Corp. will be navigating its continuing business relationship with OpenAI while at the same time harboring its exiled leadership members, says Brian Jackson, principal research director at Info-Tech Research Group, following the stunning news that…

Coffee Briefing Nov. 21 – Microsoft Ignite updates; Canadians want more AI training; SalvageData expands to Canada; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!  Missed last week’s Coffee Briefing? We’ve got you covered. Microsoft announces new services and updates at…

OpenAI board acted in totally haphazard way: Legal tech expert

A decision by the OpenAI board to change leaders is a case study on how corporate boards of directors should not do it, a legal text expert, author, and lawyer said today. In an interview with IT World Canada, Colin…

Thomson Reuters to spend more than $100 million annually on generative AI

Thomson Reuters has started rolling out generative AI into its products, notably in its flagship Westlaw Precision, and has doubled down on its promise to spend more than US$100 million annually on artificial intelligence capabilities. Chief executive Steve Hasker initially…

Snowflake’s AI Breakthrough: Introducing New Managed Service Features

Data cloud company Snowflake this week launched Snowflake Cortex, a managed service which it said enables organizations to more easily discover, analyze and build artificial intelligence (AI) applications. It said the new offering, which was launched at  the firm’s Snowday…

Coffee Briefing Nov. 7 – CGI teams up with Google, CyberCatch protects SMBs against ransomware and data theft; All Nova Scotians to have access to free virtual healthcare; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team! Missed last week’s Coffee Briefing? We’ve got you covered. CGI deepens partnership with Google to foster responsible…

AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park all about trust: Champagne

Last week’s AI Safety Summit, held at Bletchley Park in the U.K., was all about acknowledgement, action, adaption, and, most importantly, trust, says François-Philippe Champagne, Canadian federal minister of innovation, science and industry. Champagne, who made the remarks following the…

OpenAI’s Game-Changer: Altman Unveils ChatGPT’s Next-Gen Features, Echoing Apple’s Iconic Launches

“One more thing…” With those words, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, channelled the late Steve Jobs while unveiling the new capabilities of ChatGPT at OpenAI DevDay yesterday. Altman arrived at his company’s developers’ conference ready to astonish and captivate his…

CIOs must balance the environmental promises and risks of AI, says Gartner report

While there are many benefits and advancements that come from using artificial intelligence within organizations, Gartner says they need to be balanced against the environmental consequences that come from hardware, model training, and energy consumption.  At the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo…

Firms unprepared for AI’s ‘massive’ energy requirements: Pure Storage

Data storage vendor Pure Storage, in association with Wakefield Research, released a new report today that identifies the hurdles organizations across industries face both in adopting artificial intelligence (AI), and unveiling what it described as the “the often overlooked energy…

Coffee Briefing Nov. 14 – MISA Ontario launches new cybersecurity training; New “green” AI platform; Sage announces new Sage Intacct enhancements; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team! Missed last week’s Coffee Briefing? We’ve got you covered. IBM announces US$500 million Enterprise AI Venture…

Cisco launches AI Readiness Index; Canada is behind

With all of the hype around artificial intelligence (AI), companies are diving into the technology in hopes of gaining a competitive advantage. But, Cisco wondered, are they actually prepared to succeed with it? Thus was born the Cisco AI Readiness…

NRF summit takes a deep dive into legal world of AI

There is still much that organizations need to figure out when it comes to how best to implement artificial intelligence (AI), a technology that has or will impact them all, whether they like it or not. The advances have been…

Microsoft’s Nadella tells Ignite audience: Industry at a ‘tipping point’

The computer industry is entering an entirely new development phase for artificial intelligence (AI), said Satya Nadella, the chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of Microsoft Corp., in a keynote address yesterday that kicked off the company’s Ignite 2023 conference…

Microsoft plugs Copilot in everywhere at Ignite 2023

This week at Ignite, Microsoft brandished its Copilot Swiss Army knife, embedding the AI assistant into all of its products and services. The company’s chief executive officer, Satya Nadella, said, “Microsoft has over 1 million paid Copilot users in more…

Altman out at OpenAI; Murati appointed interim CEO

Today, the board of directors at ChatGPT developer OpenAI announced that chief executive officer (CEO) Sam Altman is departing as CEO and leaving the board of directors, effective immediately. Chief technology officer Mira Murati has been appointed interim CEO. In…

Microsoft hires Altman, Brockman to head new AI unit as chaos at OpenAI deepens

In yet another huge twist in the OpenAI leadership saga, ousted chief executive officer Sam Altman, who had reportedly been negotiating to return to the company, has been snapped up, along with his OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman, to head an…

HPE and DarkByte partner to offer greener AI cloud service

AI cloud services startup DarkByte has announced a partnership with IT giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer customers access to an on-demand AI cloud service powered by renewable energy, using sources including solar, batteries, hydro, and nanotech. This, the…

The Role of Robot AI in Everyday Life: A Glimpse into 2050

The year is 2050, and the once-distant future of Robot AI in our daily lives has become our reality. The integration of these intelligent machines has ushered in a new era, where the boundaries between science fiction and everyday existence…

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From delicious all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees to warm and inviting service, Country Kitchen treats our guests like they’re being welcomed back home. Light and fluffy pancakes, hearty skillets and omelettes, thick and juicy burgers, savory sandwiches, tender steak…