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BetaKit

Borealis AI opening Montreal lab with Jackie Cheung as academic advisor

RBC also announced that it will act as a partner of the Creative Destruction Lab in Montreal.


RBC

Our stories – top talent requires top dollar

Todd Simpson, Partner at iNovia and serial entrepreneur, shares why Canadian companies need to pay for top talent.


NYT

Self-driving trucks may be closer than they appear

With fewer cultural hurdles and more financial incentives than car owners, big-rig operators are charting the route to an autonomous future.


TechCrunch

AWS ramps up in AI with new consultancy services and Rekognition features

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.


SMCP

Qualcomm bets on Chinese AI start-up SenseTime in bid to make mobile devices smarter

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.


BetaKit

Verve.ai’s Dalia Asterbadi says innovation must build bridges, not silos

“One example of being ahead is tapping into unstructured data.”


Markets Insider

EnvoyAI launches with 35 algorithms contributed by 14 newly-contracted artificial intelligence development partners

EnvoyAI said its platform will enable physicians to interact with AI in their native workflow and empower doctors to take AI input into account.


VentureBeat

Playment raises $1.6 million to improve AI training through crowdsourced data tagging

Playment received the funding from Y Combinator, Sparkland Capital, SAIF Partners, and angel investors Ryan Petersen and Max Altman.


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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.