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Trudeau announces 75 percent wage subsidies, interest-free loans for Canadian small businesses(BETAKIT)
The 75 percent wage subsidy will be available for “qualifying businesses” for up to three months and will be retroactive until March 15.
In partnership with Mayfield and Melinda Gates’s Pivotal Ventures, Microsoft for Startups is investing $6 million in four female-founded companies.
Although this is just a seed round, it’s coming after a period of strong growth for the company.
BluWave-ai, a renewable energy startup that uses AI to improve energy grid predictions, optimizations, and controls, has secured a $3.9 million seed round.
Data needs to be looked at as well, and efforts to do so are only beginning, according to O’Reilly’s latest survey of 1,388 data scientists, executives and IT professionals on AI adoption.
DarwinAI and the University of Waterloo have co-developed a neural network aimed to accelerate the development of solutions for detecting COVID-19 cases.
AI is playing two important supporting roles in this quest: suggesting components of a vaccine by understanding viral protein structures, and helping medical researchers scour tens of thousands of relevant research papers at an unprecedented pace.
It’s not that these applications of AI are bad, but rather that they belong to a set with few actionable outcomes.
Google is using AI to design chips that will accelerate AI(TECHNOLOGYREVIEW)
A new reinforcement-learning algorithm has learned to optimize the placement of components on a computer chip to make it more efficient and less power-hungry.
Machine learning tools have always been the ideal content moderators for Facebook, Google and Twitter — but COVID-19 is forcing their use before they’re ready.
Helm.ai will put the $13 million in seed funding toward advanced engineering and R&D and hiring more employees, as well as locking in and fulfilling deals with customers.