Keyword: Artificial Intelligence

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Caisse leveraging technology for investment, risk management

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is introducing a new structure to maximize its impact in technology. The integrated approach aims to leverage technology for performance, both in investment and risk management activities, as well as in transforming the organization. “For many years now, CDPQ has made the integration of disruptive technology a strategic priority,” […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 19, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:03

Tiff Macklem, a former second-in-command at the Bank of Canada, is returning to the central bank to take over the top job at a moment that he says cries out for bold, unprecedented responses to the economic crisis fuelled by the coronavirus. And he suggested that once the current crisis passes, a key focus for […]

Over the last decade, the group benefits space has been all about digitizing documents and data, embracing a mobile-first mindset and urging plan sponsors and members to ditch paper and go online for a more customized experience. The next decade will build on all of that, pushing group benefits plans into the era of hyper-personalization, […]

Balancing the risks and opportunities of AI

Artificial intelligence is everywhere and will affect every sector, said Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, president and chief executive officer of the research organization the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations, during a keynote session at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 DC Plan Summit in Montreal in February. AI is becoming disruptive, with startups knocking at the […]

Global employers preparing for future of work: survey

The majority (61 per cent) of global employees believe their employers are preparing them for the future of work and 55 per cent said they trust their organization to reskill them if their job changes as a result of automation, according to Mercer’s 2020 global talents trends survey. However, the survey, which polled more than […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 27, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30

While many organizations are grappling with how to incorporate artificial intelligence into their investment or back-office processes, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has found a way to do it that’s scalable and has potential for commercialization. The AIMCo started down this journey because it realized that if it didn’t adopt AI and machine learning, it […]

  • By: Avery Page
  • March 20, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 09:17

Canadian venture capital funding continues to rise for the third year in a row, according a report from MoneyTree Canada Over the course of 469 deals in 2019, Canadian VC-backed companies raised US$4.1 billion, representing a 16 per cent rise in capital raised from 2018, but an 11 per cent drop in deal activity. “Canadian […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 7, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 07:05
Mercer teaming up with AI platform for digital fitness, employee wellness

Mercer is teaming up with Lift Digital Inc., an artificial intelligence-based fitness and wellness platform, to bring customized, on-demand digital fitness to employers and employees. The Mercer 365 platform, combined with Lift, will provide access to a number of fitness offerings, including customized and automated fitness sessions, access to wellness experts via chat, live online group classes and Lift […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 11, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:45
OMERS leading $227-million funding for AI company

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, through OMERS Growth Equity, is leading a $227 million Series-F funding round for intelligent and predictive search technologies provider Coveo. Founded in 2005, Coveo enables organizations to personalize digital experiences for customers, partners and employees. It combines unified search, analytics and machine learning to deliver relevant information and recommendations […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 7, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:45
Manulife partners with Quebec AI institute on health, financial wellness research

Manulife Financial Corp. is teaming up with Mila, a Quebec artificial intelligence institute, on health and financial wellness research projects. The partnership will allow the insurer to beef up its AI and advanced analytics capabilities and to “deliver on its commitment to help make decisions easier and lives better,” noted a press release. The collaboration will provide Manulife […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 29, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00