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The round was led by ScaleUP Ventures.
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.
Init.ai will become part of the group working on Siri, which uses natural language to answer questions.
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 will use the technology to build out a full attribution model for customers.
DeepMind’s WaveNet neural network is being used to generate the Google Assistant voices for US English and Japanese.
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.
The round was led by a syndicate of investors including Idinvest, ISAI, Kurma Partners, and Partech Ventures, with additional participation from Bpifrance seed fund.