A|I: The AI Times – Exploring AI ethics

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Wysdom.AI raises $8.5 million to bring AI to customer support(BETAKIT)

The round was led by ScaleUP Ventures.

RBC RECOMMENDS: Can humans save AI? Only if we act now(RBC)

The entrepreneurs using artificial intelligence to shape the future of the Canadian economy say we have to start preparing for the consequences of machine learning now.

Apple acqui-hired the team from messaging assistant Init.ai to work on Siri(TECHCRUNCH)

Init.ai will become part of the group working on Siri, which uses natural language to answer questions.

TalkBank raises $1M in seed funding(FINSMES)

TalkBank, which is building an AI-driven digital bank in messengers, raised the seed round from IIDF, Mark Malinovsky, and other private investors.

Jones Media brings machine learning solution to marketers through Verve.AI acquisition(BETAKIT)

Jones Media will use the technology to build out a full attribution model for customers.

Google has found another clever use for DeepMind’s AI technology (BUSINESSINSIDER)

DeepMind’s WaveNet neural network is being used to generate the Google Assistant voices for US English and Japanese.

DeepMind launches new research team to investigate AI ethics (THEVERGE)

DeepMind will do public research on issues like managing AI bias; the coming economic impact of automation; and the need to ensure that any intelligent systems we develop share our ethical and moral values.

Cardiologs raises $6.5M for AI-powered ECG analysis(MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

The round was led by a syndicate of investors including Idinvest, ISAI, Kurma Partners, and Partech Ventures, with additional participation from Bpifrance seed fund.


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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