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Intuitive tops NextAI Venture Day(BETAKIT)

Intuitive develops an AI-powered garbage can that automatically sorts garbage from organics and recyclables.

RBC RECOMMENDS: How Canada is taking back the lead on artificial intelligence(RBC)

Artificial intelligence promises to transform how we live and work, and a new research institute in Toronto aims to re-establish Canada’s place as a global hub for machine learning.

TalkIQ raises $14 million Series A to give enterprises AI insights into voice communication(TECHCRUNCH)

The round was led by Scale Venture Partners, with participation from Aspect Ventures, Danhua Capital, Felicis Ventures, LINE Corp, and Salesforce Ventures.

Google’s AI chief is ‘definitely not worried about the AI apocalypse’(FORTUNE)

“This leap into, ‘Somebody is going to produce a superhuman intelligence, and then there’s going to be all these ethical issues’ is unwarranted and borderline irresponsible,” said John Giannandrea.

ClearMetal gets $9M from Prelude Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors for its logistics platform(TECHCRUNCH)

ClearMetal uses artificial intelligence to help manufacturers and retailers climb out from underneath piles of spreadsheets.

Canada’s strong AI talent could attract more corporate VC funding(BETAKIT)

PwC’s Michael Dingle says Canada is becoming a more attractive funding environment thanks to its quality of life and openness to immigrants.

HubSpot acquires chatbot builder Motion AI (TECHCRUNCH)

The entire Motion AI team, including founder and CEO David Nelson, will be joining HubSpot.

Tesla is looking into custom AI chips (BUSINESSINSIDER)

Tesla is reportedly working with AMD, a microchip designer, on a new AI-powered chip that would make Tesla less reliant on Nvidia for silicon to support its cars’ self-driving systems.

Salesforce sees future in AI with $50M investment(PYMNTS)

With its new fund, Salesforce is hoping to attract more developers to build AI apps that work in tandem with its products.


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.

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