A|I: The AI Times – Building on Canada’s AI progress

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Canada, France governments announce Declaration of the International Panel on AI

The Panel hopes to be a global reference point in the development of AI, rooted in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic growth.


AI strategy: Research in practice

Making Artificial Intelligence research a reality in business takes a lot of time, effort, and unknown challenges. As business leaders, how can you prepare for something that’s barely been done before?


TechCrunch

Health at Scale lands $16M Series A to bring machine learning to healthcare

A startup with founders who have both medical and engineering expertise wants to bring machine learning to bear on healthcare treatment options to produce outcomes with better results and less aftercare.


BetaKit

Hinton, Bengio, Sutton participating in federal government AI advisory panel

The council will advise the government on how to build on Canada’s progress in AI, in a way that also looks to reflect Canadian values.


VentureBeat

6 ways to effectively market an AI startup

No startup is easy to grow, and with more and more AI companies being founded around the world, the reality is that they can’t all lead the way. As a founder or marketer, you need to be able to effectively communicate your value proposition.


BetaKit

CIFAR and OSMO partner to give women training opportunities in AI

Two Canadian non-profits are partnering to launch the AI For Good Summer Lab program, an initiative that provides undergraduate women in STEM fields with exposure to training and networking opportunities in artificial intelligence.


Engadget

LG’s custom chip is made to power AI in appliances and robots

The Neural Engine handles voice and image recognition, as well as security.


TechCrunch

Microsoft aims to train and certify 15,000 workers on AI skills by 2022

Microsoft is investing in certification and training for a range of AI-related skills in partnership with education provider General Assembly, the companies have announced.


VentureBeat

Locus raises $22 million to automate logistics

Founded out of India in 2015, Locus targets myriad industries, including ecommerce, retail, and home services, with the promise of improving logistics planning, management, and tracking.


NY Times

Facebook’s AI whiz now faces the task of cleaning it up. Sometimes that brings him to tears.

Facebook has heralded artificial intelligence as a solution to its toxic content problems. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology officer, says it won’t solve everything.


TechCrunch

LG developed its own AI chip to make its smart home products even smarter

The chip can operate without an internet connection thanks to on-device processing, and it uses “a separate hardware-implemented security zone” to store personal data.


GeekWire

Seattle startup Algorithmia raises $25M to help companies implement machine learning algorithms

Algorithmia announced Tuesday that it has raised $25 million in new funding to build out tools that make machine learning easier to implement.


BetaKit

Google invests $500,000 in Actua to develop AI education programs across Canada

The company said the new program will look at existing high school programs to identify gaps and Actua will then work with a team of AI experts to develop new content that covers basic principles of AI.



 

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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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