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PwC Canada selects Calgary’s TerraHub for its blockchain delivery arm

TerraHub, a private blockchain and artificial intelligence startup based in Calgary, has been selected to act as the blockchain delivery arm of PwC Canada.


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Navigating The AI Landscape: Corporates, Startups And Venture Come Together

Shaloo Garg, MD of Microsoft for Startups Silicon Valley, joined a group of leading Silicon Valley investors to connect and exchange ideas on how to build the future of business with data and AI. This included using AI for social good, upcoming trends, and making data work for startups.


TechCrunch

T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans

T4 was probably a less risky proposition, but it still took a leap of faith that only a startup founder can understand, who believes in his idea.


Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

Its team-up could eventually restore movement for paralyzed people.


BetaKit

Swimming Canada selects TritonWear as its official training technology

TritonWear, a Toronto-based swim training device manufacturer, has been selected as the official training technology of Swimming Canada.


Alteryx snaps up MIT-born machine learning startup Feature Labs

The Feature Labs team will continue to operate out of its current Boston headquarters and its technology will be integrated into Alteryx’s flagship Alteryx Platform, which helps companies manage the data they use in their analytics projects.


TechCrunch

Meet Vise AI, the startup reimagining portfolio management

The business has also been approved as a subadvisor by TD Ameritrade Institutional, which has thousands of independent RIAs on its platform.


BetaKit

SFU gets $17 million from BC government to establish quantum research institute

SFU is receiving $17 million from the Government of British Columbia over the next five years to create a quantum research institute at its Surrey Campus.


Tesla reportedly buys AI startup that helps self-driving cars see

Its EVs would have an easier time recognizing their surroundings.


BetaKit

Hopper acquires dynamic restaurant pricing app Gravy

Montreal-based travel app Hopper has acquired Gravy, a company that used data to provide dynamic pricing for restaurant customers.


Tiny AI models could supercharge autocorrect and voice assistants on your phone

Researchers have successfully shrunk a giant language model to use in commercial applications.


BetaKit

Korbit raises $2.65 million for its AI tutoring platform

Montreal-based Korbit Technologies has announced the close of its $2.65 million seed round led by Khosla Ventures.


TechCrunch

AI Medical Service raises $42.9 Series B for AI-based software that checks endoscopy scans for signs of cancer

The funding will be used for clinical trials of its software, which looks for signs of cancer in real-time during endoscopies, product development and overseas expansion.



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