A|I: The AI Times – Moral crumple zone

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Felix & Paul Studios delivers space camera to ISS as part of upcoming series (BETAKIT)

Felix & Paul Studios has delivered its customized space camera to the ISS as part of a previously-announced series that chronicles the lives of astronauts.


How to look past the résumé to find your next hire

In these unprecedented times, entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. BetaKit has teamed up with Microsoft for Startups on a new series called Just One Thing, where startup founders and tech leaders share the ‘one thing’ they want the next generation of entrepreneurs to learn.

Deloitte AI head Shelby Austin to lead startup spun out of consulting giant (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Austin, former managing partner of Deloitte’s Omnia AI business, is now chief executive of Arteria AI, which was known as dtrax at the Canadian professional-services giant.

Amid EdTech boom, Knowledgehook raises $20 million Series A (BETAKIT)

Knowledgehook, which has developed an artificial intelligence-based EdTech platform, has raised a $20 million Series A round of financing.

Meet Polly, the AI pollster that wants to predict elections using social media (CBC)

Thanks to technology, traditional pollsters don’t have it easy when it comes to finding out which way an election might go, according to documentary maker Peter Gombos.

Provision extends food tech software reach through acquisition of Crop Boss (BETAKIT)

Calgary-based food safety software startup, Provision, has acquired Crop Boss farm management software from Platinum Agriculture Solutions.

When AI hurts people, who is held responsible? (VENTUREBEAT)

Responsibility could be assigned to a human actor who had limited control over the automated or autonomous system. This is what cultural anthropologist Madeleine Elish calls a “moral crumple zone.”

Praemo raises $4.5 million CAD in Series A follow-on financing (BETAKIT)

Praemo, which uses industrial IoT data to provide insights to enterprises, has raised $4.5 million CAD in financing.

A radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data (MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW)

“Less than one”-shot learning can teach a model to identify more objects than the number of examples it is trained on.

Today in hires: Traction Guest, TextNow, Deep Genomics, Perk Labs (BETAKIT)

Four Canadian companies have filled positions on their leadership teams. Here’s a breakdown of who is joining and what they bring to the table.

AI is about to face a major test: Can it differentiate COVID-19 from flu? (STAT NEWS)

Numerous AI models are promising to do exactly that by sifting data on symptoms and analyzing chest X-rays and CT scans.

New proposed parameters for emergency wage subsidy that would be in place until December (BETAKIT)

The federal government has revealed what the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy could look like until the end of its tenth period in December.

When do we trust AI’s recommendations more than people’s? (HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW)

Simply offering AI assistance won’t necessarily lead to more successful transactions. In fact, there are cases when AI’s suggestions and recommendations are helpful and cases when they might be detrimental.

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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