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Canadian, Quebec governments pledge $15 million to create AI centre in Montréal

The federal government will invest up to $10 million over five years to support the activities of the centre once it commences operations.


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RippleMatch nabs $6M for a diversity-focused graduate recruitment platform powered by AI

The funding, which will be used to expand the platform, as well as for business development, is being led by G20 Ventures, with Work-Bench, and previous investors Accomplice, Bullpen Capital and AlleyCorp also participating.


When the A.I. professor leaves, students suffer, study says

After losing top professors, college students are less likely to create artificial intelligence start-ups and get less venture funding, the research says.


Criminal artificial intelligence may be coming for your money

‘Deep fake’ rip-off of British energy company sounds a warning bell.


BetaKit

AI startup My Intelligent Machines raises $2.6 million seed round

Montreal-based My Intelligent Machines (MIMS), which is developing a platform to help life sciences companies maximize their R&D and production activities, has closed a $2.6 million seed round.


TechCrunch

Neura, a mobile app engagement analytics startup, raises $16 million Series B

The new round brings its total funding to $32 million and will be used on hiring, growing its business in the United States and the European Union and launching new products.


Google open-sources datasets for AI assistants with human-level understanding

Google researchers call CCPE a new way to collect voice data. It includes 500 dialogues with people about their movie preferences — 10,000 in total, across 12,000 utterances.


Facebook is making its own AI deepfakes to head off a disinformation disaster

The CTO of Facebook says videos forged using AI will be used maliciously on its platforms before long.


BetaKit

Here are LinkedIn’s top Canadian startups of 2019

The second annual list, which featured 25 companies, included a number of startups that raised large amounts of capital this year, such as Drop, Wealthsimple, and Borrowell.


Dutch startup Aiir Innovations raises €500k for its AI-based system to inspect aircraft engines

In addition to KLM, Aiir Innovations also has a number of pilots with maintenance companies in Europe, and expects more in coming years.



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