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DeepLearni.ng is now a Bronze sponsor of the Vector Institute, joining companies like Helpful.com, the Chan Zuckerberg initiative, and integrate.ai in contributing $20,000 a year over the next ten years.
Amazon may be developing AI chips for Alexa (TECHCRUNCH)
Amazon is working on building AI chips for the Echo, which would allow Alexa to more quickly parse information and get those answers.
Company adds automation to “pretty much every service” it offers in major AI push.
The company is doubling down on its online and in-store retail experiences.
Brain-like chips now beat the human brain in speed and efficiency (SINGULARITYHUB)
Move over, deep learning. Neuromorphic computing—the next big thing in artificial intelligence—is on fire.
AccelerateAB is Alberta’s annual flagship event connecting leaders, investors, and members of the startup community.
The promise of these Google-designed TPU chips is that they can run specific machine learning workflows significantly faster than the standard TPUs that most developers use today.
More B.C. women taking the lead in AI, robotics(RICHMONDNEWS)
Vancouver artificial intelligence entrepreneurs help map out the industry’s future.
The partnership will allow the company to bring its NextAI venture accelerator program to Montreal.
Is Canada selling out its AI future? (ITWORLDCANADA)
We have three dynamic AI centres, in Montreal, Toronto, and Edmonton, backed by generous government funding. The Big Tech companies from Silicon Valley are all setting up shop here. And we have some exciting start-up companies. But can we create a Canadian AI industry?
CommonSense Robotics, an Israel-based startup developing AI and robotics tech to help online grocery retailers speed up fulfilment and delivery, raised the funding from Playground Global, with participation from existing investors.
The report says that while Canada lags in FinTech adoption compared to the US, its adoption rate is still accelerating rapidly.