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Borealis AI opening Montreal lab with Jackie Cheung as academic advisor (BETAKIT)
RBC also announced that it will act as a partner of the Creative Destruction Lab in Montreal.
Our stories – top talent requires top dollar(RBC)
Todd Simpson, Partner at iNovia and serial entrepreneur, shares why Canadian companies need to pay for top talent.
Self-driving trucks may be closer than they appear(NYTIMES)
With fewer cultural hurdles and more financial incentives than car owners, big-rig operators are charting the route to an autonomous future.
AWS ramps up in AI with new consultancy services and Rekognition features(TECHCRUNCH)
AWS is opening a machine learning lab to pair Amazon machine learning experts with customers looking to build solutions using AI. It’s also releasing new features within Amazon Rekognition, Amazon’s deep learning-based image recognition platform.
Qualcomm bets on Chinese AI start-up SenseTime in bid to make mobile devices smarter (SCMP)
SenseTime said the undisclosed investment from Qualcomm is part of its ongoing Series C funding round, which would accelerate development with Qualcomm of an “AI plus chip” as the “brains’ of the next generation smart devices.
Verve.ai’s Dalia Asterbadi says innovation must build bridges, not silos(BETAKIT)
“One example of being ahead is tapping into unstructured data.”
EnvoyAI launches with 35 algorithms contributed by 14 newly-contracted artificial intelligence development partners(GLOBALNEWSWIRE)
EnvoyAI said its platform will enable physicians to interact with AI in their native workflow and empower doctors to take AI input into account.
Playment raises $1.6 million to improve AI training through crowdsourced data tagging(VENTUREBEAT)
Playment received the funding from Y Combinator, Sparkland Capital, SAIF Partners, and angel investors Ryan Petersen and Max Altman.