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Hockeystick launches AI-powered matchmaking platform for startups, investors (BETAKIT)

Hockeystick is expanding its offerings with the launch of a new “matchmaking” product that connects startups with funding opportunities.


How to look past the résumé to find your next hire

In these unprecedented times, entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. BetaKit has teamed up with Microsoft for Startups on a new series called Just One Thing, where startup founders and tech leaders share the ‘one thing’ they want the next generation of entrepreneurs to learn.

Grid AI raises $18.6M Series A to help AI researchers and engineers bring their models to production (TECHCRUNCH)

The round was led by Index Ventures, with participation from Bain Capital Ventures and firstminute.

Live facial recognition is tracking kids suspected of being criminals (MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW)

In Buenos Aires, the first known system of its kind is hunting down minors who appear in a national database of alleged offenders.

IBM will spin off legacy business to focus on cloud and AI services (THE VERGE)

IBM is splitting into two public companies, with a spin-off handling the firm’s legacy IT infrastructure work, allowing IBM to focus on new high-margin businesses, particularly cloud services and AI.

Sales calls have gone virtual, and AI is listening in (WIRED)

Wooing clients over lunch is out. So companies are deploying software to analyze Zoom pitches and make recommendations.

Biotech startup Phenomic AI raises $7.97 million CAD to identify promising cancer drugs (BETAKIT)

Phenomic AI, which helps researchers spot differences between cells that could be early signs of disease and identify promising drugs, has raised $7.97 million.

Self-driving cars could be operating daily in 1-2 years — just not in big cities (BLOOMBERG)

The engineering has been a bigger challenge than expected, Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron says, even for places like retirement communities. But not impossible.

Exporters turn to automation to boost productivity and profits (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

The pandemic has made many things painfully obvious to Canadian exporters – including the fact that investing in automation and technology is the future of exporting.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extended to June 2021, as CEBA small business loans expanded (BETAKIT)

The federal government of Canada announced a number of expansions for COVID-19 relief programs for business, including the official extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and additional loans through the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA).

How to use AI hiring tools to reduce bias in recruiting (QUARTZ)

AI algorithms are not inherently objective, and hiring software can introduce new layers of bias and discrimination, excluding qualified job-seekers and leaving companies open to negative headlines.

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