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Coveo CEO Louis Têtu believes tech will emerge victorious from COVID-19

BetaKit spoke with Louis Têtu about why he thinks tech will emerge as the winner once the COVID-19 storm clears.


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NBA announces new multiyear partnership with Microsoft to redefine and personalize the fan experience

“We are thrilled to serve as the official AI partner of the NBA,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Together, we’ll bring fans closer to the game and players they love with new personalized experiences powered by Microsoft Azure.”


TechCrunch

Determined AI makes its machine learning infrastructure free and open source

Machine learning has quickly gone from niche field to crucial component of innumerable software stacks, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.


Google’s medical AI was super accurate in a lab. Real life was a different story.

If AI is really going to make a difference to patients we need to know how it works when real humans get their hands on it, in real situations.


BetaKit

Today in funding: Provision Analytics, Ackroo, MergeBase, Obie.ai

Four Canadian startups have announced fresh funding rounds to fuel their growth. Here’s the latest on who raised.


Codota raises $12 million for AI that suggests and autocompletes code

The bulk of the capital will be spent on product R&D and sales growth, according to CEO and co-founder Dror Weiss.


Five Ottawa police officers used Clearview AI technology

Ottawa police say five of its officers tested controversial facial recognition software Clearview AI, according to the results of polling done by the service.


Ada Support lays off 23 percent of staff amid uncertainty caused by pandemic

Ada Support has permanently laid off 36 full-time employees, representing just under one-quarter of the company.


TechCrunch

Index and Credo lead a $2.75M seed in anti-fraud tech, Resistant AI

Its tech is also aimed at uncovering suspicious patterns of transactions which might indicate a strategic attack on the model itself or an attempt to copy sensitive data.


Salesforce’s AI Economist taps reinforcement learning to generate optimal tax policies

The goal is to help economists, governments, and others design tax policies that optimize not only productivity and conservation, but that promote widespread, whole-country social equality.


BetaKit

BrainBox AI raises $12 million ‘pre-Series A’ to expand into new markets

Montreal-based BrainBox AI, which has developed that allows a building’s HVAC system to operate autonomously, has raised $12 million in funding.


How AI steered doctors toward a possible coronavirus treatment

Specialists at the London start-up BenevolentAI helped identify the arthritis drug baricitinib, which is now part of a clinical trial.



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