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BetaKit

ElevateR Pitch gives Canada’s AI startups a chance to earn $1,000,000 in funding this September

ScaleUP Ventures and Espresso Capital will provide the funding for the competition.


BetaKit

Salesforce Recommends: Fuelling eCommerce Success at DavidsTea

How DavidsTea is “unlocking the insights to power the rest of the organization in terms of the product and communication.”


fortune

Can this startup break big tech’s hold on AI?

Element AI has the pedigree to push the boundaries of what is possible with the technology. The question is whether it can accomplish that without becoming what it despises.


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Chatbot aids firms’ privacy compliance by finding client exposures within data breach laws

‘Parker,’ with AI conversations, could save businesses from giant fines imposed by GDPR, PIPEDA legislation.



globe

Artificial intelligence is in a bubble: Here’s why we should build it anyway

Unlike many companies that fell into oblivion when the dot-com bubble popped, the companies that have stuck around all took a long-term attitude. Those in the AI business need to remember this.


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DeepLearni.ng rebrands to Dessa, appoints Alex Krizhevsky as technical advisor

The company also announced that it has appointed former Google Brain researcher Alex Krizhevsky as a technical advisor.


techcrunch

Your next summer DIY project is an AI-powered doodle camera

If you’re short on inspiration, you might be interested in artist and engineer Dan Macnish’s how-to guide on building an AI-powered doodle camera using a thermal printer.


venturebeat

Albert Technologies raises $18 million for AI platform that automates marketing campaigns

The funding came from Schroder Investment Management, Hargreave Hale, and Old Mutual Global Investors.


businessinsider

Facebook is reportedly close to buying a British AI startup to help it shut down fake news

Founded in 2015, Bloomsbury AI specialises in natural language processing (NLP) technology, and has developed an AI called “Cape,” which can read text documents and answer questions about their contents.


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mnubo opens Toyko office

The company said it plans to continue expanding its team in the Tokyo office by adding solution engineers, data scientists, and business managers with expertise in IoT data and AI.


techcrunch

Planck Re scores $12M Series A to simplify insurance underwriting with artificial intelligence

The funding was led by Arbor Ventures, with participation from Viola FinTech and Eight Roads.


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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.