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BetaKit

RBC wants to use AI to give customers financial advice

RBC said it wants to use predictive technology to “identify money in a client’s cash flow that can be automatically saved.”


RBC

RBC RECOMMENDS: How RBC embraced the hackathon mindset

“We are being responsive to the needs of our intrapreneurs, creating a supportive environment in which they can explore new ideas.”


CNBC

Huawei launches its first AI mobile chip with Apple reportedly set to enter market

The Kirin 970 chip is the size of a thumbnail and will support many of the AI capabilities that devices need today, such as voice interaction and image recognition.


TechCrunch

AI startup Appier gets $33M Series C from investors, including SoftBank Group, Line Corp. and Naver

Appier’s data intelligence platform that helps companies understand and predict customer behavior.


Business Insider

A startup created by ex-Google engineers is raising $40 million to make drones that fly themselves

Skydio has yet to publicly debut its drone, but people who have seen prototypes say that it uses an array of cameras and proprietary computer vision technology to recognize and avoid objects in real time.


BetaKit

Creative Destruction Lab partners with Rigetti Computing to support quantum machine learning startups

Rigetti Computing will provide quantum machine learning startups with hands-on training about hybrid programming models and algorithm libraries.


TechCrunch

Adobe wants to bring its AI smarts to email marketing campaigns

Adobe Campaigns already allows its users to use machine intelligence to find the best subject lines for their emails and soon, it’ll also be able to suggest just the right image to show to the right person who opens a marketing email.


ZDNet

Doc.ai launches blockchain-based conversational AI platform for health consumers

Founded mid-last year by husband and wife team Walter and Sam De Brouwer, Doc.ai’s technology allows healthcare organisations to offer their patients a mobile “robo-doctor” to discuss their health at any time of the day.


engadget

IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human brain

Soon machines will be able to pay attention and make memories.


BetaKit

Ideal raises $3 million to invest in virtual assistant for recruiters

Ideal’s platform automates repetitive tasks like candidate sourcing, resume screening, shortlisting, and candidate outreach.


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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.