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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|

Mobilizing Precision Agriculture

Summit Interview with Joseph Russo, PhD., ZedX Co-founder and Head of Research and Model Development at BASF Prognosticators tell us that the current wave of information technologies will create a level of social change equivalent to that of the industrial revolution. Dr. Joseph Russo knows this too well since he has participated in the development of information tools for agriculture for over 35 years. Joe remembers his university days in the early 1980s when vans with Loran [...]

January 31st, 2018|AI Sustainable Futures|

Automation and Mobility: towards the future we want

Looking back at sepia-toned photos of dusty city avenues with crowded streetcars and horse-drawn carts, there’s no doubt that the automobile changed the face of cities. But now the question is: How will new technology, particularly shared data and autonomous vehicles, change the city of the future? “Our cities were built around carriages and horses, but we had years to adjust to the full impact of automobiles,” says Antoine Belaieff, director of regional planning with Metrolinx. “With autonomous [...]

January 29th, 2018|AI Sustainable Futures|

Clearing away the Cost of Uncertainty

How AI can help improve our businesses and our lives Troy Wright is a career banker who reinvented himself as a fintech entrepreneur with His message: every business needs to reinvent itself, now. With new technologies such as AI and machine learning clearing uncertainties and inefficiencies out of every industry, the organizations that make the best use of data will become tomorrow’s winner. The good news, says Wright, is that anyone can do this. Technology has [...]

January 24th, 2018|AI Sustainable Futures|

Serious Business

How does sustainability factor into the success formula for a beer company? Most Canadians associate beer with sun, fun, patios and pitchers. Increasingly, however, Canada’s newest generation of brewers want you to know that good suds also means social responsibility and sustainability. Leading this movement is Toronto-based Steam Whistle Brewing, whose dedication to quality pilsner is matched only by passion for green energy and community building. Steam Whistle was founded on the premise that business success stems from three commitments: [...]

April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

How does real estate factor into the Sustainability Equation?

The Gift that Keeps on Giving The impact of environmental and socio-economic disruptions, reported daily around the world, can be overwhelming! Even though many are committed to doing something about it, everyday priorities takeover; sustainability and adaptation become background noise. But what would happen if we stepped outside the public narrative, and asked more personal questions like: What can we do to prepare our families and loved ones for a future of more certainty beyond mere survival? How can we [...]

March 21st, 2017|Blog|

Paintbox with RSI – “I think that this may be the start of a beautiful friendship.”

Yasmin Glanville, Founder- Rethink Sustainability Initiatives Within minutes of my meeting Chris Klugman at a public business forum, we quickly recognized a lot of synergies between our respective beliefs and world views. Fast forward a few weeks, and Rethink Sustainability Initiatives (RSI) chose his Paintbox Catering and Bistro as the ideal venue for our April 27th SERIOUS FUN event for SERIOUS GOOD . As an inspirational catalyst for social innovators, Klugman is a progressive entrepreneur. He’s fully committed [...]

March 16th, 2017|Blog|