Monthly Archives: February 2018


Better cities with shared, electric and self-driving cars

Society didn’t do enough thinking around the impact of the first cars. This time, we can make sure new technology actually builds more livable cities. Self-driving technology is advancing quickly, more than almost anyone would have imagined only a few years ago. Considering how central cars are to our daily life, it is understandable that autonomous vehicles have become the focal point of many policy conferences and government studies. These discussions on self-driving typically deal with [...]

February 26th, 2018|Insights|

Let’s take on the future together

Harnessing the Power of AI as a Force for Good. The accelerating pace of progress in the fields of AI, machine learning, data science and other disruptive innovations is beginning to revolutionize both business and society. As with other game-changing inventions such as electricity or jet travel, the impacts of these new digital technologies will be both exciting and disruptive – even, to some, threatening. They seem likely to redefine most of our “normal” day-to-day activities, including [...]

February 21st, 2018|AI Sustainable Futures|

Disruption is Unavoidable

Are we doing enough fast enough? That’s the key question leaders should ask themselves in this era of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and continuous technology disruption. So says Terry Stuart, Chief Innovation Officer for Deloitte Canada, AI expert, and a keen observer of Canada’s technology landscape. Two years ago, Deloitte surveyed 700 business leaders across Canada to determine how prepared their organizations were for advancing technology and continuing market disruption. The resulting study, “The Age of [...]

February 15th, 2018|AI Sustainable Futures|

Our Common Atmosphere

WHAT DO YOU MEAN – NO GUACAMOLE? Why should we worry about global warming anyway?  What could it possibly do to us that wouldn’t be good?  I mean warmer weather – great!  A longer summer – great!  A warmer lake for swimming – great!  A longer growing season – maybe. The Center for American Progress has looked at what climate change might mean.  I am going to summarize here what they found for things that are [...]

February 2nd, 2018|AI Sustainable Futures|

Creating a 360 View of a foundation of life – SOIL

Catalyzed by the power of data When we think about Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the automatic association is a non-invasive procedure that allows physicians to observe the inner workings of the human body for diagnostic purposes. Now imagine having a similar capability that can scan and read gamma radiation emitted by the soil resulting in a clear picture of its condition at a high-resolution. That’s where SoilOptix® has elevated the science of soil management to a new level [...]

February 2nd, 2018|AI Sustainable Futures|