A|I: The AI Times – Element AI takes its product to the bank

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Dessa engineers build machine learning supernova identification system (BETAKIT)

“We’ve opened-sourced our code in hopes to show people that you don’t need to be an expert to do this.”

How Toronto’s SickKids hopes to use artificial intelligence to predict cardiac arrests (CBC)

Computer model can predict up to 70% of cardiac arrests 5 minutes before, researcher says.

Element AI coming out of “stealth phase,” launching product with National Bank (BETAKIT)

Element AI decided to keep its head down while developing its first set of products.

Google acquires a small cloud startup as it looks to catch up to Amazon and Microsoft (CNBC)

Alooma helps companies migrate their data from multiple sources to one data warehouse.

L’Oreal Canada expands AI ambitions through online advertising (CNBC)

Since April 2017, L’Oréal Canada has used chatbots within Facebook Messenger for its La Roche-Posay and Vichy brands, but it will now be expanding its chatbot capabilities outside of Facebook and into its larger strategy.

Montreal startup receives $1 million for app helping paralyzed patients communicate (BETAKIT)

“With AI, the more data we collect, the more accurate [we are]…at identifying individuals with disorders and tracking progression.”

Invest in AI’s ethical future (TECHCRUNCH)

A key challenge for industry is figuring out how to move the global conversation away from AI as a threat to human jobs and safety, and toward cementing AI as an ethical complement to human ingenuity.

Zoom.ai expands to email, appealing to companies not on chat systems (BETAKIT)

“We always had a vision of being larger, where an enterprise software company supports many different platforms.”

Giant French Insect Farm Managed by Robots Wins New Investment (BLOOMBERG)

Venture capital investors are putting $125 million behind plans to build the world’s biggest insect farm that’s entirely run by robots, as startup Ynsect caters to the growing demand for bugs.

Senseon raises $6.4M to tackle cybersecurity threats with an AI ‘triangulation’ approach (TECHCRUNCH)

The deal was co-led by MMC Ventures and Mark Weatherford.



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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