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BusPatrol opens Montreal R&D centre, plans to create 150 jobs over two years (BETAKIT)

US-based startup BusPatrol has officially opened its downtown Montreal office, which will include the company’s technological development centre.


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Hypotenuse AI wants to take the strain out of copywriting for e-commerce (TECHCRUNCH)

What Hypotenuse’s AI is able to do — generate thousands of specifically detailed, appropriately styled product descriptions within “seconds” — has only been possible in very recent years, per Wong.


Cloak your photos with this AI privacy tool to fool facial recognition (THE VERGE)

Named after the Guy Fawkes masks donned by revolutionaries in the V for Vendetta comic book and film, Fawkes uses artificial intelligence to subtly and almost imperceptibly alter your photos in order to trick facial recognition systems.


This John Legend-backed startup uses AI to improve your credit – for free (FAST COMPANY)

Move over Apple Card. Cred.ai wants to break all credit card conventions as we know them.


Canadian tech says continued IRAP IAP funding “critical” to sustaining business amid pandemic (BETAKIT)

Multiple tech leaders have called the NRC IRAP Innovation Assistance Program “critical” to sustaining their own businesses.


This startup is fighting air pollution with AI (THE NEXT WEB)

Breeze Technologies is now on a mission to make cities and communities more liveable by applying new technologies like IoT, AI, and big data in the fight against air pollution.


Before we put $100 billion into AI … (VENTUREBEAT)

Black scholars, engineers, and entrepreneurs currently have little-to-no voice in AI.


While venture funding stays consistent, BC startup deal count sees Q1 decline (BETAKIT)

Venture funding in British Columbia reached $246 million over 50 deals in the first quarter of 2020, according to Hockeystick’s latest ecosystem report.


Ahead of IPO, unicorn AI startup names first CFO (CFODIVE)

Moving full-speed towards an IPO, software startup Intercom named Dan Griggs its first CFO in a public blog post Tuesday.


Syntiant raises $35M for on-edge AI and voice processors (VOICEBOT.AI)

Artificial intelligence and voice-focused computer chip startup Syntiant has closed a $35 million funding round led by Applied Ventures and Microsoft’s M12 Ventures.


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