Dr. Christina Gonzalez can detect explosives with a single piece of paper. But, until recently, Christina’s idea had been largely relegated to the pages of her PhD thesis and she’d since moved on to start teaching.
An autonomous intelligence system is helping seniors stay safe both at home and in care facilities, thanks to a collaboration between University of Alberta computing scientists and software technology company Spxtrm AI.
Quebec-based OPAL-RT Technologies knows how to simulate new technology. They’re a leader in real-time computer simulations to support global manufacturers of vehicles, airplanes, and electric power infrastructure.
“Sea lice are difficult to control,” says Albert Solares, a Mitacs researcher at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Ocean Sciences Centre. “They’re tiny, spread quickly, and attach themselves to voraciously feed on salmon.”
As Canada’s fourth largest crop, barley is an important part of the national agricultural landscape. It’s a key component in beer production, which generates 5.8 billion in the economy, and much of it is exported to international markets. Nine out of 10 barley farmers rely on exports for a significant part of their income.
Digital book sales in Canada account for just under 20 percent of the billion dollar market, and close to half of readers say they’ve read at least one e-publication in the last year. For Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc., an e-book retailer that sells to 190 countries worldwide, staying ahead of the game in the digital market is top of mind.