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Feb 21, 2020
It’s a Good Thing: Is ethical AI possible?
Matt O'Grady

Last November, more than 100 people gathered in Microsoft’s airy downtown Vancouver offices to learn about the future of artificial intelligence. They listened as the panellists—Tim O’Brien, Microsoft’s GM of AI programs; Maya Medeiros, an intellectual property lawyer at Norton...

Jan 23, 2020
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Form founder and CEO Dan Eisenhardt
Nathan Caddell

Dan Eisenhardt has led a few lives. After growing up a competitive swimmer in Aalborg, Denmark, Eisenhardt earned a scholarship to Indian River College in Florida, where he won NJCAA All-American honours. Spending a couple of years in the States, he went...

Jan 20, 2020
Education Reinvented

BCBusiness + Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia Enrolment numbers in Canadian universities have risen steadily over the past nine years averaging 3% per year between 2014 and 2019. Business and management programs continue to post the highest gains at around +5,700 per year, and these numbers tell a...

Jan 20, 2020
The Fate of Our Food

BCBusiness + AgriForce Growing Systems Ltd. The global population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050. This will place enormous pressure on countries worldwide that are facing already-inadequate food supplies, drastically declining access to arable land, and an increase...

Jan 7, 2020
It's a Good Thing: Telus aims for a healthy bottom line
Matt O'Grady

In every election, including the one just past, Canadians put health care at the top of their political priorities. We have a love-hate relationship with this country’s system: love that it’s (mostly) free and (mostly) equitable, but hate the waiting...

Dec 13, 2019
On Trend: 6 principles for building a zero energy home
Felicity Stone

BCIT’s Learning Centre for Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) offers short, hands-on courses so construction industry professionals can upgrade their skills to meet new energy-efficient building codes. Its Burnaby-campus High Performance Building Lab, developed with BC Housing and BC Hydro, has...

Dec 12, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Michael Wrinch has a taste for danger
Felicity Stone

“I’ve been doing electrical engineering my whole life,” says Michael Wrinch. “I was born this way.” When Wrinch was a child, his mother noticed that he enjoyed taking things to pieces, so she asked the local TV repairman to drop off anything customers didn’t want fixed at the end of...

Dec 2, 2019
Protecting Your IP in China

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs By Jayde Wood, Intellectual Property Lawyer In today’s innovation-driven economy, it is often said that ideas are the new currency and their value is based on the available protection. The exclusive right to monopolize ideas is one of...

Nov 27, 2019
Igniting Innovation

BCBusiness + Innovate BC Innovate BC, the crown agency supporting the province’s thriving innovation sector, has awarded two B.C.-based research projects with a total of $448,000 through its Ignite Program. Ignite awards up to $300,000 to research projects that address an industry problem in the natural resource or applied sciences. Most compelling...

Nov 27, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Baby, your computer can drive my car
Matt O'Grady

This fall, we’re promised, ride-hailing will arrive in B.C. after many years of obstruction and obfuscation. In fact, you may even be reading this column right now from your mobile phone, seated in the back of a Lyft or Uber...

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