A|I: The AI Times – Exploring AI ethics

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BetaKit

Wysdom.AI raises $8.5 million to bring AI to customer support

The round was led by ScaleUP Ventures.


RBC

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

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.


TechCrunch

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

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


FinSMEs

TalkBank raises $1M in seed funding

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


BetaKit

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

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


Business Insider

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

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


The Verge

DeepMind launches new research team to investigate AI ethics

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.


MobiHealthNews

Cardiologs raises $6.5M for AI-powered ECG analysis

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


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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.