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Fredericton-based Eigen Innovations receives $800,000 government funding

Eigen creates AI business solutions that help manufacturers refine their processes.


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What Carol Leaman learned from scaling a company and selling it to Google

Speaking to BetaKit ahead of her appearance at TechExit.io on April 10th in Vancouver, the serial CEO shared her lessons learned from leading multiple companies, and reflected on starting, growing, and eventually exiting PostRank.


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Polarr raises $11.5 million for offline, on-device computational photography

The funding led was led by Threshold Ventures, with participation from Cota Capital and Pear Ventures.


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There’s a Power Struggle Inside Google to Control Superhuman AI

Here’s a question: if DeepMind builds a superhuman AI, who will control it?


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CoParenter helps divorced parents settle disputes using AI and human mediation

The app, called coParenter, aims to be more comprehensive than its competitors, while also leveraging a combination of AI technology and on-demand human interaction to help co-parents navigate high-conflict situations.


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Dye & Durham acquires two legal tech companies

One of the companies Dye & Durham has acquired is Index Property Information (Index PI), a real estate search software company based in the United Kingdom.


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OpenAI shifts from nonprofit to ‘capped-profit’ to attract capital

“We want to increase our ability to raise capital while still serving our mission, and no pre-existing legal structure we know of strikes the right balance. Our solution is to create OpenAI LP as a hybrid of a for-profit and nonprofit—which we are calling a “capped-profit” company.”


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China is catching up to the US in AI research — Fast

A new analysis by the Allen Institute for AI shows that China’s share of top AI publications is rapidly approaching that of the US. If current trends continue, the two nations will produce an equal share of top AI publications by 2020.


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Determined AI raises $11M in Series A funding

Determined aI, a learning management startup, raised the funding from GV, with participation from Amplify Partners, CRV, Haystack, SV Angel, Specialized Types, and The House.


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Big data AI startup Noble.AI raises a second seed round from a chemical giant

Founder and CEO of Noble.AI, Dr. Matthew C. Levy, said he is “enthusiastic to see what unfolds in its next phase, tackling the most important and high-value problems in chemistry” via the partnership with Solvay Ventures.



 

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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.