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Mphasis has reached a strategic, public-private partnership with the Government of Alberta and the University of Calgary.
We’ve joined forces with Cisco Designed to understand the state of Canadian startups and small businesses on their path to recovery. The survey tracks the ecosystem’s response to the pandemic and priorities for growth in 2021.
Anonymized survey results will be turned into a report and published on BetaKit.com. Complete the 3-minute survey now to ensure your business is included!
Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora in final talks to merge with Reid Hoffman’s newest SPAC (TECHCRUNCH)
Aurora more recently said it reached an agreement with Volvo to jointly develop autonomous semi-trucks for North America.
Through the fund, AQC and its backers aim to support the development of innovative Québec startups and help accelerate their international growth ambitions.
Lux Capital has closed a $675 million early-stage venture fund and an $800 million “opportunities” fund that will help support what the firm sees as the most promising deep tech companies.
To better understand the current state of Canadian startups and small businesses, BetaKit has joined forces with Cisco Designed to create a brief survey.
Self-driving cars could be decades away, no matter what Elon Musk said (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Experts aren’t sure when, if ever, we’ll have truly autonomous vehicles that can drive anywhere without help. First, AI will need to get a lot smarter.
In April, AltaML partnered with supply chain startup Attabotics and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute to develop new AI/ML capabilities.
Instacart wants to replace army of gig shoppers with robots (BNN BLOOMBERG)
Instacart Inc. has an audacious plan to replace its army of gig shoppers with robots—part of a long-term strategy to cut costs and put its relationship with supermarket chains on a sustainable footing.
The Toronto retail tech startup’s previous funding includes approximately $5.4 million CAD ($4.5 million USD) in seed financing from Fidelity Investments in early 2017.
Video from the cameras is often used in facial-recognition searches. A report finds they are most common in neighborhoods with large nonwhite populations.
Clearview AI hit with sweeping legal complaints over controversial face scraping in Europe (THE VERGE)
The privacy watchdogs believe Clearview’s image-scraping methods violate European laws.
New numbers show how many students are locked out by the system.
INTELIGHT partners with Innisfil on $2.2 million project to develop smart city connectivity solution (BETAKIT)
Through the 24-month-long project, Mississauga-based tech startup INTELIGHT hopes to help shape the future of intelligent transportation systems and smart communities.