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Toronto startup Nudge.ai is shutting down

Nudge.ai, the Toronto-based startup that developed a revenue intelligence platform, announced to its users on Monday that the company is shutting down.


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TechCrunch

Babylon Health is building an integrated, AI-based health app to serve a city of 300K in England

The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, but Babylon confirmed that the NHS is not taking a stake in the startup as part of it.


BetaKit

11 Canadian tech companies to watch in 2020

Grow founder Kevin Sandhu shares his annual list of Canadian tech companies that will make significant strides in 2020.


Placer.ai raises $12 million to keep tabs on foot traffic in real time

Measuring foot traffic in real time is the pursuit of countless businesses seeking greater insight into buyer behavior.


BetaKit

Element AI launches third standalone product, Access Governor

Montréal-based Element AI has launched its latest product, Access Governor, which was designed to help companies manage access to information.


ChAI: London AI startup raises funds from Passion Capital and MMC

London-based AI startup ChAI raised $1.7 million to address the $60 billion commodity price market.


Facebook has trained an AI to navigate without needing a map

The algorithm lets robots find the shortest route in unfamiliar environments, opening the door to robots that can work inside homes and offices.


TechCrunch

Google’s Collections feature now pushes people to save recipes & products, using AI

Google is giving an AI upgrade to its Collections feature — basically, Google’s own take on Pinterest, but built into Google Search.


Kneron raises $40 million to grow edge AI chip design operations

The funding will be used to grow algorithms made specifically for on-device machine learning and semiconductor design operations.


BetaKit

Tealbook raises $6.53 million CAD “seed plus” round following pivot

Tealbook, a startup that aims to make sourcing of suppliers more efficient for enterprises, has raised $6.53 million CAD ($5 million USD) in seed plus funding.


IBM’s debating AI just got a lot closer to being a useful tool

A technique called argument mining lets machines comb through huge data sets to help us make decisions. It could supercharge voice assistants.



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