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BrainBox AI launches software to enable self-sustaining commercial buildings

Montreal-based BrainBox AI has announced the launch of a new product that combines deep learning, cloud-based computing and algorithms to support a self-sustaining commercial building.


The new age of cybersecurity

AI is rapidly becoming the only solution to new, increasingly sophisticated malware attacks. According to Forbes, 10 million new malware are created every month this year!


Iguazio brings its data science platform to Azure and Azure Stack

The 80-person company, which has received a total of $48 million in funding to date, aims to make it easier for data scientists to do the work they are actually paid to do.


Co-founder of Layer 6, Vector Institute leaves TD Bank to launch $471 million CAD AI venture fund

Jordan Jacobs, the former co-founder of the Vector Institute and Layer 6 is leaving his position at TD Bank to focus on managing his venture capital firm, Radical Ventures.


Microsoft simplifies AI model creation in Azure Machine Learning

The tech giant launched a wide range of innovations in platforms, tools, cloud services and other offerings that should help its Azure public cloud continue setting the pace in a wide range of solution segments.


Alibaba-backed facial recognition startup Megvii raises $750 million

One of China’s most ambitious artificial intelligence startups, Megvii, more commonly known for its facial recognition brand Face++, announced that it has raised $750 million in a Series D funding round.


Toronto-Waterloo takes top Canadian spot in startup ecosystem rankings, Vancouver nosedives

Vancouver’s place in the startup ecosystem rankings has significantly dropped, while Toronto-Waterloo is making a steady ascent, according to Startup Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report for 2019.


A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone

We’ve been wasting our processing power to train neural networks that are ten times too big.


FutureMakers Talks: Transforming Delivery with DevOps

On May 15th, FutureMakers tackles the latest developments in DevOps. Get in FREE with the code “BetaKitPROMO”.


Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million

GumGum, the Los Angeles-based startup that’s spent the past decade applying machine learning technologies to advertising and sports, has spun out a new healthcare startup focused on the dental industry called Pearl.


Square acquires AI firm Eloquent Labs

Square stated that Eloquent’s AI services can “level the playing field for businesses of all sizes by providing sellers efficient ways to interact with their customers.”


Startup Genome report finds cleantech, life sciences, AI put Canadian cities on global stage

Although only Toronto-Waterloo and Vancouver made Startup Genome’s top 30 list this year, several other Canadian cities made appearances as regions to watch for certain sectors.



 

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