30 Jun 2021
  The impact of climate change on agriculture According to a study on the state of Canadian agriculture, 84% of people surveyed believe climate variability has a significant impact on their operations. Of the climate factors that affect agricultural operations, extreme and unpredictable weather is the most cited. Source: Ag Working Group – Outreach Survey...
11 Jun 2021
The impact of climate change on our health As many as 85% of Quebecers are concerned about climate change, according to a Leger poll released at the end of 2020. Climate change is having an impact on health and may hinder provincial strategies dedicated to improve quality of life: With climate events such as extreme heat comes an increase in emergency hospitalizations, transport by ambulance and even deaths;...
13 Apr 2021
Deep Fake Anonymous Face
Powered by the latest technological advancement in artificial intelligence and machine learning, deepfakes offer automated procedures to create fake content that is harder and harder for human observers to detect¹. The technique was developed in 2016 in the research community and gained public attention when fake X-rated videos putting in display public figures appeared on...
10 Mar 2021
The chatbot market is exploding. Three years ago, there were as many as 300,000 chatbots on Facebook. Comm100, a Canadian provider of customer service and communication products, reveals that its chatbots are handling over 25,513 conversations monthly. Their customers come from a variety of sectors: banking, education, health and consumer products. According to Gartner, a chatbot...
01 Feb 2021
The Puzzle of Street Furniture Inventory Park benches have a reasonable life span of 20-25 years depending on events, weather, floods, vandalism, etc. Inventory updates can become a baffling problem because of the wide definition behind street furniture, as wide as a city map! According to the City of Ottawa, street furniture is a collective term used to describe functional elements installed in the public right-of-way for the...
14 Jan 2021
Nitrogen fertilizer: The Farmer’s Worst Enemy Since the 80’s, farmers have been making intensive use of nitrogen fertilizer, which has a negative effect both on the environment and human health. According to the UN Environment Program 2020 Study, nitrogen is both “too heavily used in some places – leading to environmental disasters – and poorly distributed in others – leaving the...
24 Nov 2020
Experts agree that the food service industry is in danger. With profit margins in the range of 2 to 4% and a pandemic that is weakening the industry, it’s time for companies to think about creative solutions. In the restaurant industry, demand depends on consumer preferences, income and socio-demographics. Profitability depends on location, food quality and...