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LG partners with the University of Toronto to establish AI research lab

The five-year research partnership with the University of Toronto will allow LG to build on its Open Platform-Open Partnership-Open Connectivity strategy to expand the AI ecosystem.


BetaKit

Salesforce Reccommends: AI Looks To Double Growth Rates by 2035

Forecasts show that AI will underpin many of the future advances — and leaps — in business productivity. Delve into how algorithms, data and new workflows will ensure your future AI success.


ctech

Autonomous vehicle startup Kodiak Robotics raises $40 million

Kodiak Robotics, which aims to develop new autonomous driving technologies for the long-haul trucking market, raised the funding from Battery Ventures, with participation from CRV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Tusk Ventures.


betakit

Diligen launches AI contract assistant for real estate documents

Diligen for Real Estate will allow lawyers to identify provisions, clauses, and contractual obligations that are important to real estate law practices.


techcrunch

Chinese AI startup Tianrang raises a $26M funding round, launches new project to apply ML to cities

Based on deep learning and other AI technology, Tianrang provides data analysis and smart solutions for enterprises.


mit

AI for cybersecurity is a hot new thing—and a dangerous gamble

Machine learning and artificial intelligence can help guard against cyberattacks, but hackers can foil security algorithms by targeting the data they train on and the warning flags they look for.


tstar

Samsung plans $22 billion for artificial intelligence, autos

Samsung said it will spend the sum on hiring artificial intelligence researchers in about 1,000 artificial intelligence centres around the world, on ensuring it will be a global player in next generation telecoms technology called 5G and on deepening its involvement in electronic components for future cars.


bk

Fredericton-based Resson receiving up to $370,000 from NB government to create jobs

Resson, which raised a $14 million Series C in May, uses high-resolution cameras, AI, and cloud computing for its crop management system.


digitaljournal

Wysdom.AI partners with the Vector Institute to solve the most difficult enterprise AI challenges

Partnering with Vector will allow Wysdom to share its industry experience and strategy with other Canadian AI startups and gain access to some of the country’s smartest academics in AI, machine learning, and deep learning research.


techcrunch

AI giant SenseTime leads $199M investment in Chinese video tech startup

With the investment, SenseTime said it also inked a partnership with Moviebook which will see the two companies collaborate on a range of AI technologies, including augmented reality, with the goal of increasing the use of AI in the entertainment industry.


mit

Artificial intelligence model “learns” from patient data to make cancer treatment less toxic

Machine learning system determines the fewest, smallest doses that could still shrink brain tumors.


globalnews

Edmonton becomes 1st Canadian city to use artificial intelligence travel tool

Edmonton Tourism has partnered with Utrip, an artificial intelligence recommendation engine for travel, which allows users to tailor a dream vacation within minutes.


techcrunch

Your vegetables are going to be picked by robots sooner than you think

The automation revolution that’s arrived on the factory floor will make its way to the ag industry in the US and its first stop will likely be the indoor farms that are now dotting the US.


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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.