A|I: The AI Times – Real-world problems aren’t important

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Toronto’s Kira Systems provides tech for new database fostering police reform discussions (BETAKIT)

Toronto’s Kira Systems has partnered with Campaign Zero to inform police reform discussions by providing access to hundreds of US police contracts.


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.

Music lessons in a pandemic: How one Edmonton company is offering AI-led music courses (CBC)

The idea was created for beginners who can’t attend private lessons during COVID-19.

Facebook wins preliminary approval to settle facial recognition lawsuit (REUTERS)

Facebook allegedly violated the state’s law through its “Tag Suggestions” feature, which allowed users to recognize their Facebook friends from previously uploaded photos, according to the lawsuit, which began in 2015.

Google reveals nine startups joining first cohort of Canadian accelerator (BETAKIT)

Google for Startups has revealed the nine startups joining the first cohort of its three-month Canadian accelerator program for early-stage ventures.

Informatica buys AI startup for entity and schema matching (ZDNET)

Informatica is acquiring GreenBay Technologies, a Wisconsin based startup that it funded to fill in a gap with its machine learning capabilities when it comes to matching data entities and the schema that represent them.

Too many AI researchers think real-world problems are not relevant (MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW)

The community’s hyperfocus on novel methods ignores what’s really important.

Klara scores $15M financing round backed by Google’s AI venture fund (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)

New York City-based Klara is using artificial-intelligence-driven automation to improve communication between patients and their doctors’ offices.

Brigham and Women’s pilots new program to support provider mental health (HEALTHCARE IT NEWS)

The initiative will use a mental health monitoring tool, developed by Johns Hopkins tech startup Rose, to track stress levels among staff and identify triggers.

An AI breaks the writing barrier (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

A new system called GPT-3 is shocking experts with its ability to use and understand language as well as human beings do.

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