An “immersive reality” product developed in Edmonton has skyrocketed all the way to NASA. Aris MD recently took top prize in the U.S. space agency’s iTech Ignite the Night pitch competition in Austin, Texas.
The first thing to do when you have a robot worth tens of thousands of dollars might not be to drop it in the water — but a University of Alberta student team is doing just that.
Edmonton-based Aurora Cannabis has received a processing licence from Health Canada for its Aurora Air facility located near the Edmonton International Airport and two outdoor cultivation licences for sites in Quebec and British Columbia, the company announced Monday.
Improved technology can now more accurately detect a depressed mood using just the sound of your voice, according to research by the University of Alberta.
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On June 20, 2019, the team at Edmonton Global set out to start a conversation. The region’s 15 mayors, including Spruce Grove’s Mayor, and the Chair of Edmonton Global’s Shareholders, Stuart Houston, were front and centre at the launch on June 20.
Dr. Stacey Hume, genetics laboratory head at University of Alberta Hospital, talks about a newborn screening program that includes additional screening. The program has already saved the life of newborn infant.
New medical therapy for treating cardiovascular disease being commercialized through a biotech startup. New University of Alberta research is paving the way for the first medical treatment to help protect people from cardiovascular disease by boosting the body’s natural defenses.
Research the key to boosting organ donation outcomes in Canada, says UAlberta’s Simon Urschel.
Simon Urschel will present new advances in organ transplantation at the third annual Festival of Health on May 25.
Organ donation is vital for saving the lives of thousands of Canadians every year. But low donor rates and a shortage of usable organs mean that each year, thousands more are left waiting for a transplant.
Modern scientific methods help decipher language and meaning of ancient manuscript. Computing scientists at the University of Alberta are using artificial intelligence to decipher an ancient manuscript.
The wheels are in motion for a relatively new campaign that brings together the 14 municipalities of the Capital Region.
A new regional economic development corporation is looking to bring the Edmonton Metropolitan Region to the global stage.
Group of 15 municipalities band together to boost capital region's international profile. In a survey that asked 22 international companies what they knew about Edmonton, 80 per cent said they'd never heard of the city. Those who did recognize the name thought of it as a cold place, disconnected from the rest of Canada.
Du pétrole au cannabis, de l’or noir à l’or vert, l’Alberta cherche à nuancer sa palette en matière de diversité économique.
Edmonton International Airport is opening the door to increased investment from Asia for the Edmonton Metro Region with its newest tenant for Airport City.
An Edmonton company is teaming up with Harvard University in hopes of proving the purported healing powers of cannabis.
A centre dedicated to helping those recovering from neuro and spinal paralysis has opened in Edmonton.
$3.4M investment will allow local company to mass-produce tiny medical devices that can monitor vital signs, help diagnose disease or even restore eyesight.
Alberta hemp farmers are betting that cannabis legalization will be a windfall for their industry, with some going so far as to draw comparisons between the distinctive jagged-leafed plant and one of Canada’s biggest agricultural success stories.
“How the hell did you guys build a world-class A.I. research group in the sub-Arctic?”
That question directed at University of Alberta computer scientist Jonathan Schaeffer came from an American professor in a warmer city.
Alberta could become a global leader in the growing plant-based food sector, but must first transition from being an exporter of raw commodities into a value-added producer.
You might think it’s a slam dunk success to be Edmonton’s fastest growing company, as well as the 55th fastest growing company in all of Canada, according to Canadian Business Magazine.
Five years ago Jay Krushell came to his wife Kim Krushell with a work-related problem that first changed her profession and is now changing the face of the commercial lending industry.
Edmonton start-up GreenGreen has created a new app that will help users purchase cannabis on credit.
It seems like overnight Alberta has emerged on the global scene as a heavy-hitter in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, with a strong cluster of innovative startups powered by these technologies. Alberta’s transforming tech ecosystem might be different than you would expect.
The energy industry gets a bad rap when it comes to innovation, yet the oilpatch is by far the largest spender on clean tech in Canada, to the tune of $1.4 billion a year. As part of its continuing coverage of the innovation economy, the Financial Post reports on the intersection of technology and energy, from the oilpatch in Alberta, off the shores of Nova Scotia and in the plains in Saskatchewan.
Trusted Freshness, a new Edmonton greenhouse vegetable producer, is charging ahead because of a major shortage at grocery stores in rare vegetables, the increasing mastery of greenhouse tech, and a new spin on the old business franchising model.
In the past few years, vegan restaurants have popped up all over the city, while mainstream chains include plant-based menu items.
The University of Alberta is getting all kinds of praise and attention for its leading work in artificial intelligence, but entrepreneur Cory Janssen’s focus is to find a way to apply that A.I. brain power to Alberta business.
A plant-based juggernaut is shaking up the North American food industry, and even conventional meat and dairy companies are making significant bets on the future of veggie-based eating.
A massive field of solar panels could be erected on top of contaminated land in southeast Calgary if a proposed renewable energy project is approved by city council.
The Alberta government is supporting Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation and Métis Local 125 in owning and operating a new solar farm that will reduce their reliance on diesel generators.
'Building machines that understand language well enough to reason about law is a pretty interesting challenge'
Ulterra Drilling Technologies, one of the world’s fastest growing suppliers of PDC drill bits for the oil and gas industry, has expanded their manufacturing facility in Leduc, Alberta, Canada. The addition of this facility is part of Ulterra’s overall strategy to increase manufacturing capabilities by 70% worldwide.
New research tests algorithm for understanding what happened and where during Hurricane Irma.
From lab-grown human tissue, to a simple case for life-saving pills, Edmonton brains came up with some pretty cool stuff in 2018.
University of Alberta computing scientists develop machine learning tool to harness the power of Twitter for understanding health and wellness.
There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are the next big step for enterprise. The frequency of AI projects has grown rapidly over the past years. However, there are still businesses that are hesitant to break into the AI and ML game.
Laura Kilcrease is on a mission to change the way the rest of Canada – and the world – perceive Alberta’s economy.
The CEO of Alberta Innovates, a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans, says there is far more to Alberta’s economy than just the energy sector.
Local company Latium has created a tool that helps industries solve problems like safety, downtime, inventory, rework and energy consumption, to name a few. They have become the go-to solutions provider for multi-billion dollar companies like Suncor, Enbridge, and the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
If energy is the backbone of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, then Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is its heartbeat; representing over $40 billion in current capital investment.
Amii’s collaboration with the University of Alberta-based Bionic Limbs for Improved Natural Control (BLINC) Lab on the Adaptive Prosthetics Program uses real-time machine learning methods for assistive rehabilitation and intelligent artificial limbs.
The University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering has been put in the driver’s seat of a $14.9-million Centre for Autonomous Systems in Strengthening Future Communities, thanks to funding from the provincial government and industry.
As another wildfire season is well underway in Alberta, it’s important to know what fire researchers are doing to help predict and prepare for future fires.
Who would you send to inspect a tailings pond? To survey an unstable toxic environment? Or even mine an asteroid in space? Nicolas Olmedo would send a robot.
When last we saw them, the University of Alberta’s EcoCar team was preparing to leave for the Shell Eco-marathon Americas in Sonoma, California from April 3-6, 2019. Now they have returned – victorious.