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Five new startups join Ryerson, MLSE’s sport tech accelerator

Five startups have been selected to join Ryerson University’s and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment’s Future of Sport Lab accelerator program.


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Microsoft for Startups and Nvidia’s Inception team up to accelerate AI startups

“We are thrilled to announce Microsoft for Startups newest global partnership with NVIDIA’s Inception Startup AI program to accelerate AI and ML #startups worldwide. This is a one-of-a-kind program that will drive commercial AI opportunities for startups.”Adam Nanjee, Microsoft for Startups


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Lawyers hate timekeeping — Ping raises $13M to fix it with AI

There’s a massive opportunity to eliminate a core cause of burnout, lift law firm revenue by around 10% and give them fresh insights into labor allocation.


A giant, superfast AI chip is being used to find better cancer drugs

A new generation of specialized hardware could make drug development and material discovery orders of magnitude faster.


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RBC injects $3 million into new data analytics, AI partnership with Western University

Western and RBC have announced a partnership that will create a new university program focused on the ethical and social aspects of data analytics and AI.


AI startup raises $7 million to clamp down on recruitment bias

London-based tech startup Headstart, which is using advancements in data science to remove bias from the recruitment process, has raised $7 million of seed investment.


Route raises $12 million to track packages with AI/a>

The Route app shows a map view of every order, accompanied by pop-up cards that display merchandise and its estimated time to arrival.


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Xanadu receives grant from DARPA to test QML performance on quantum hardware

An agency of the United States Department of Defense, DARPA is responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the US military.


TechCrunch

Samasource raises $14.8M for global AI data biz driven from Africa

AI training data provider Samasource has raised a $14.8 million Series A funding round led by Ridge Ventures.


Google Assistant is getting new calendar and email functions for G Suite accounts

Assistant gets a little more assistive with G Suite.


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Cyclica launches joint venture using AI to develop drugs for mental health

Toronto-based biotechnology company Cyclica has partnered with global biotechnology platform ATAI Life Sciences to develop drugs for mental health disorders.


Singapore-based AI startup Quilt raises $9m in series A round

Quilt.ai, an AI-powered human insights platform, has raised US$9 million in a series A round led by investment managing firm Nadathur Group.


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Splice teaches AI to sell Similar Sounds as users double

Splice is seeing a double-digit increase in artists successfully finding and downloading a sample after a search.



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