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BetaKit

With Vector Institute co-founder as advisor, integrate.ai wants to lead ethical AI

“It’s akin to the Shopify ambition where we want to grow a platform company, not get acquired too soon, and provide great jobs to people here.”


BetaKit

Salesforce Recommends: Use AI to personalize your marketing

“Seventy-five percent of shoppers want personalized offers. They’re saying, ‘Surprise and delight me. Make my life better!’”


techcrunch

GM’s Cruise gets $2.25B from SoftBank’s Vision Fund, $1.1B from GM

The investments are expected to inject enough capital into GM’s self-driving unit Cruise for the unit to reach commercialization at scale beginning in 2019.


venturebeat

Qure.ai can identify 15 types of chest x-ray abnormalities with 90% accuracy

qXR, a chest x-ray product that can identify 15 of the most common chest x-ray abnormalities, received CE certification from the European Medical Device Directives, clearing the way for commercialization in 32 European countries.


techcrunch

Weights & Biases raises $5M to build development tools for machine learning

The funding was led by Trinity Ventures and Bloomberg Beta.


bk

Avrij Analytics raises $1.2 million to help sports teams track athletes’ off-field activities

Avrij Analytics said it plans to use the funding to integrate video, photo, and text analysis capabilities.


cbc

Summit aims to establish Ottawa as AI hub

Artificial intelligence is set to disrupt many industries, and the Ottawa area is poised to grab a slice of the action. That was the message delivered last Thursday to 550 attendees at Impact AI, the city’s first industry conference on artificial intelligence.


independent

Chinese artificial intelligence start-up SenseTime raises $620M for its facial recognition technology

The latest investment in SenseTime came from Fidelity International, Hopu Capital, Silver Lake, and Tiger Global.


techcrunch

Bessemer launches a seed fund for startups applying machine learning to health

Seeing a tremendous opportunity to leverage machine learning technologies in the healthcare industry, Bessemer Venture Partners is launching a $10 million early-stage seed program to back new startups.


bk

IBM Q’s Dr.Robert Sutor explains the state of the quantum computing industry

“Quantum computing is not a replacement for classical computing. It helps solve some problems that classical computing just cannot handle.”


engadget

Google’s military AI drone program may be more lucrative than it said

It could net Google up to $250 million per year, the Intercept reports.


clone

Artificial intelligence… or advanced imitation? How DeepMind used YouTube vids to train game-beating Atari bot

“I think I’m a clone now.”


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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.