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Eli Fathi retiring as MindBridge CEO (BETAKIT)

Fathi publicly announced his intentions this week, after informing MindBridge’s board of directors earlier this year.


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Ghost raises $100M Series D for autonomous driving and crash prevention tech (TECHCRUNCH)

The money will be used toward R&D as the company continues to develop its highway self-driving and crash prevention technology.


IBM to open new Toronto office, hire 500 across Greater Toronto Area (BETAKIT)

IBM said the transition to a single hub was “accelerated over the past year when virtual work environments became commonplace.”


Using AI to find bias in AI (NEW YORK TIMES)

The problem of bias in artificial intelligence is facing increasing scrutiny from regulators and is a growing business for start-ups and tech stalwarts.


Intuit, Highline Beta launch new Prosperity accelerator for AI startups (BETAKIT)

The five-month program is aimed to accelerate the growth of seed-stage startups based in North America that use AI to power their financial solutions.


Why everyone from students to NASA is using this Canadian invention (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Our brains have long relied on machines to help with mathematics – calculators being the most obvious example. But there’s a Canadian-made technology that’s helping students and researchers master math at a much higher level thanks to advances in AI.


MaRS’ Yung Wu on the real price of ransomware (BETAKIT)

Every 11 seconds, there’s a ransomware cyberattack against a business. These types of attacks happen even more frequently to individuals.


Montréal’s Aifred Health wins second place at IBM AI XPRIZE competition (BETAKIT)

When Aifred Health was revealed to be in the top three finalists in February, the company said it planned to use its prize money, as well as its seed funding, to fund the clinical trial required for regulatory approval of its solution.


Canadian tech must embrace Indigenous reconciliation (BETAKIT)

While Canada is often viewed globally as a thriving hub within the digital economy, Indigenous communities and practitioners are largely missing from the conversations and spaces about the future ‘smart’ and decentralized technologies.


Semantic Health comes out of stealth to help hospitals use coded data (BETAKIT)

Semantic Health was founded in 2019 with the goal of helping hospitals improve their medical coding and auditing processes.


Fetch Robotics’ CEO on the company’s acquisition and the future of warehouse robots (TECHCRUNCH)

Following the company’s acquisition by Zebra Technologies, Melonee Wise discusses the startup’s journey.


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Josh Scott

Josh Scott

Josh Scott is a BetaKit staff writer who loves to tell Canadian business and tech stories. His coverage is more complete than his moustache.