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Element AI partners with Automat

The goal is to ensure Element AI and Automat’s customers have access to the products, technology, and expertise required to develop messaging experiences of any nature or complexity.


RBC RECOMMENDS: Can Canada lead the AI revolution?

RBC CEO Dave McKay sits down with Globalive chariman Anthony Lacavera to discuss Canada’s AI challenges and opportunities.


IBM and MIT pen 10-year, $240M AI research partnership

Big Blue intends to invest $240 million into the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, where IBM researchers and MIT students and faculty will work side by side to conduct advanced AI research.


Facebook, Microsoft make AI frameworks ‘interchangeable’ with Open Neural Network Exchange

Facebook said the new effort is a step “toward an open ecosystem where AI developers can easily move between state-of-the-art tools and choose the combination that is best for them.”.


The rise of Canadian AI requires a few critical components

PwC’s Michael Dingle argues that Canadian AI will find traction with data sharing and collaboration


Nvidia and Avitas Systems partner on using AI to help robots spot defects

The deal marries Nvidia’s DGX-1 and DGX Station AI computers with the inspection services of Avitas Systems, which will use artificial intelligence, drones, and analytics to improve inspections of heavy industry facilities, such as oil rigs.


AI can detect the sexual orientation of a person based on one photo, research shows

A new study by Stanford University found that machine intelligence tested in the research could correctly infer between gay and straight men 81 percent of the time, and 74 percent of the time for women.


Amazon to open machine learning R&D hub in Barcelona

Amazon expects to hire more than 100 engineers and scientists at the new hub when it opens in early 2018.


Prowler.io nabs $13M for its new approach to decision making in AI

Prowler.io, which is developing an artificially intelligent decision making platform based on interpretable principles of mathematics and learning, raised the round from Cambridge Innovation Capital, and other investors.


Finaeo raises $2.25 million to automate administrative processes for financial advisors

Finaeo’s platform includes a digital assistant that helps with administrative tasks like booking meetings, and reduces the need for manual paperwork.

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.