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BetaKit

Ontario gov’t investing $30 million in Vector Institute as part of Amazon HQ bid

The province also wants to boost the number of STEM grads to 50,000 per year.


RBC

RBC RECOMMENDS: How to innovate like a surfer dude

Like a lot of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Rob Nail, CEO and co-founder of Singularity University, knows how to run a business and ride a wave. He says the skill sets are pretty similar.


TechCrunch

BuddyGuard raises €3.4M for its home security camera powered by AI

BuddyGuard raised the funds from Bachmann Group, with participation from over 20 unnamed angel investors across Europe.


Fortune

Intel and Facebook are collaborating on artificial intelligence technology

Intel has unveiled the Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP), a chip three years in the making that’s designed expressly for AI and deep learning, and Facebook is working with Intel to bring the Nervana NNP to market.


BetaKit

Leaders in the scientific community join Element AI

Element AI said Dr. Denis Therien and Dr. Valérie Bécaert will support its goal of strengthening academic collaboration, and support in-house fundamental research to make AI accessible to all organizations.


CNBC

Machine learning could lead to economic hypergrowth, new research suggests

If rapidly-improving artificial intelligence can provide the markets with innovations to improve the workplace, some jobs could see skyrocketing wage growth while others could become obsolete.


TechCrunch

Cisco to buy Perspica and fold engineering team into AppDynamics

Cisco announced that it intends to acquire Perspica, which aims to apply machine learning to large amounts of operations data.


The Economist

The latest AI can work things out without being taught

In a paper just published, DeepMind has unveiled AlphaGo Zero, which has managed to teach itself the game Go without recourse to human experts at all.


BetaKit

Security workforce manager TrackTik raises $7 million

TrackTik, which uses AI to help clients cut overhead, reduce staff overtime and run more responsive operations, said it has a record revenue growth of 826 percent.


The Verge

BBC will use machine learning to cater to what audiences want to watch

BBC’s R&D team is partnering up with data scientists and experts from UK universities to analyze user data and apply algorithms to get marketing and media insights about audiences’ preferences.


TechCrunch

Feedzai closes $50M Series C to help banks and merchants identify fraud with AI

The funding was led by an unnamed VC with additional capital from Sapphire Ventures.


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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.