A|I: The AI Times – Owning the AI century

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BetaKit

Zoom.AI now integrating AI assistant with Microsoft Teams, Office 365

The company has been working with Microsoft for the last year and a half to support Teams and Office 365.


Macleans

Four ways Canada can own the artificial intelligence century

Much of the foundational research into artificial intelligence originated in Canada, but we’ll have to work to stay a leader in the field.


techcrunch

Cognoa’s AI platform for autism diagnosis gets first FDA stamp

Cognoa’s CEO Brent Vaughan says the company’s ultimate goal is to become a standard part of domestic health insurance-covered medical provision — and for that, FDA clearance is essential to opening the doors.


readITquick

Korean AI startup Skelter Labs raises $9.3 million

Skelter Labs, which works with several businesses and enterprises in Korea to provide machine learning and AI-based solutions, raised the funding from Kakao, a Korean internet and messaging behemoth.


betakit

Braingrid raises $2.5 million to grow analytics platform for the cannabis industry

The company is working to go public on the Canadian Securities Exchange in the next 90 days.


the verge

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk.


techcrunch

Vectra raises $36M for its AI-based approach to cybersecurity intrusion detection

This round is being led by Atlantic Bridge Capital, with participation from Ireland’s Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and Nissho Electronics Corp.


livemint

Capillary Technologies raises $20 million from Warburg Pincus, others

Capillary, which offers cloud SaaS to retail and consumer goods companies in India and abroad, plans to use the funding to strengthen product development capabilities, especially around AI and machine learning.


betakit

Borealis AI launches graduate fellowship program to create more AI talent

The program is open to both Canadian and international students.


techcrunch

Microsoft and Xiaomi to collaborate on AI, cloud computing and hardware

Cloud support will include Xiaomi using Microsoft Azure for data storage, bandwidth and computing and other cloud services. Meanwhile, Xiaomi’s efforts in laptops and “laptop-style devices” that run Windows will be co-marketed by Microsoft.


nyt

Good News: AI is getting cheaper. That’s also bad news.

The building blocks of AI are becoming more affordable and easier to work with. A new report explains why that opens the door to additional risks.


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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.