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Creative Destruction Lab expands seed-stage program to Paris

Creative Destruction Lab has announced it is partnering with international business school HEC Paris for its second European location, CDL-Paris.


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AI for Accessibility Grant Announcement

Microsoft AI for Accessibility is a $25 million 5-year grant program that leverages the power of AI technology to amplify human capability for the more than one billion people around the world with disabilities.


TechCrunch

Driving license tests just got smarter in India with Microsoft’s AI project

An American giant may have figured out a way to simplify the tedious procedure of issuing driver licenses.


Oral-B’s new $220 toothbrush has AI to tell you when you’re brushing poorly

When you start brushing, the app will show a timer of how long you’ve been brushing and guide you to where should brush next.


BetaKit

Alberta tech leaders express concern over “short-sighted” provincial budget

BetaKit spoke with members of the Alberta tech community about their thoughts on the budget and how they expect the province’s tech ecosystem will be impacted.


MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab: Robots will take over parts of your job, not all of it

Researchers predict that designers at all wage levels and employees with deep industry knowledge will still be in high demand.


AI is making literary leaps – now we need the rules to catch up

A row over the release of a new language-learning model highlights how ethics and the law are lagging behind.


BetaKit

Element AI partners with Mozilla on R&D for data trusts, ethical AI projects

Montreal-based Element AI is partnering with Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the free and open-source web browser, to address explore and develop data trusts.


TechCrunch

Cervest raises £3.7M for Earth Science AI platform to predict climate effects

Cervest has closed a £3.7 million investment round to fund the launch of its real-time, climate forecasting platform.


Invoice management company Stampli raises $25 million

Cervest has closed a £3.7 million investment round to fund the launch of its real-time, climate forecasting platform.


BetaKit

Despite rapid AI growth, CDL conference emphasizes need to move slow, “not break things”

“We want to think about ways that we can reduce the price of disruption and creation of innovation, and [if we can], we’ll probably get more innovative.”


TechCrunch

Stealthy search startup Searchable.ai snags $2M seed

Searchable.ai wants to solve an old problem around search in the enterprise. The stealthy startup announced a $2 million seed round.


Copenhagen-based startup Forecast raises €5 million to bring automation and insights to project management

Forecast is an AI-powered project management solution that automates manual tasks and adds visibility and predictive capabilities to improve collaboration, workflow and planning.



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