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Technology highlights: AI, financial services, PropTech and blockchain

Author(s): Sam Ip, Wendy Gross

Dec 13, 2019

Over the past year, the trends we wrote about in 2018 have continued. We have also seen the development and adoption of new technologies in mainstream businesses continue to accelerate in many vertical markets, both in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer contexts. As opportunities relating to innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning in particular, continue to grow, debates regarding the need for a regulatory framework to ensure the ethical use of AI and the adequacy of Canada’s privacy regime have become more active.

In parallel, unique strategic alliances for the introduction of new products and services are forming at a rapid pace, raising novel commercial considerations regarding the appropriate way to address risk allocation and other terms in these innovative arrangements...