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Ottawa promises funding to address risk of food contaminated by listeria, artificial intelligence research

March 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government is proposing to spend $125 million on a “strategy” for artificial intelligence, to be administered by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). “From smartphone applications that can understand human speech to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is

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Scotiabank announces it will provide $2 million for cyber security and financial data initiative at UBC

March 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Scotiabank’s $2 million funding injection seeks to support the ability of the Scotiabank Cybersecurity and Risk Analytics Initiative at the University of British Columbia (UBC) to accelerate cyber security and financial risk research in Canada. “Data theft costs organizations billions

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ATB Financial joins R3 distributed ledger consortium

March 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

ATB Financial announced Thursday that the Alberta-based financial services provider has joined the consortium of financial innovation firm R3 to design and apply distributed and shared ledger-inspired technologies to global financial markets. The company will be collaborating with more than

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Global market for autonomous, assistive safety and comfort vehicle features up to US$26 billion annually by 2025: Bain & Company

March 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Autonomous vehicles are revving up, with Bain & Company Inc. forecasting annual growth of 12% to 14% for the global market of autonomous and assistive safety and comfort features by 2025. That translates to a global B2B market of US$22

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IoT botnets present unmanageable cyber security risk: Juniper Research

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The scale of embedded connectivity could lead to an unmanageable cyber security risk created by botnets, Juniper Research Limited cautioned Monday in releasing data indicating the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) installed base will reach 15 billion-plus units by 2021.

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Canada’s energy, utilities sectors should beef up climate change competency: report

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Companies in Canada’s most carbon-intensive sectors are not demonstrating “climate competency” in the boardroom and should be doing so to address climate change issues, suggests a report this week by Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE). “Investors are increasingly

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Research on earthquakes, tsunamis and climate change to benefit from federal investment of $46.6 million to Ocean Networks Canada

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government has provided a five-year $46.6 million investment to the University of Victoria’s (UVic) Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) to support its continued research and development. ONC pioneers ocean observatories that stream live data 24/7 to researchers across Canada

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Millennials interact with their banks more than Boomers; banks need to provide digital focus for all generations

December 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Mobile adoption is high among U.S. Millennials when it comes to retail banking, but so too is the likelihood of visiting a teller or calling a contact centre, reveals new research released Thursday by New York-based Bain & Company Inc.

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Alcohol, drugs different, drug-impaired driving a growing concern: panel

September 22, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Alcohol and drugs are different and approaches to addressing related impairment issues will likely need to be different as well, Doug Beirness, senior research associate with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), suggested Wednesday during a State Farm-sponsored event

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Climate change increased chances of record rains in Louisiana by at least 40%: NOAA and partners

September 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Human-caused climate warming increased the chances of the torrential rains that unleashed record flooding in southern Louisiana in mid-August by at least 40%, according to a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partner scientists with World Weather

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Drillers, regulators can lessen earthquakes likely caused by wastewater injection, new research reveals

August 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Actions taken by drillers and regulators can lessen risk in the case of earthquakes likely caused by the injection of industrial wastewater deep underground, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Colorado. While

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InsurTechs driving disruptive innovation in insurance customer engagement: U.S. report

August 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

While the vast majority of surveyed insurance executives and InsurTech professionals in the United States are engaged in redesigning the customer experience, two-thirds do not have a full grasp of how evolving digital ecosystems can impact customer acquisition and customer