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BetaKit

Report: Canadian tech investment hits record $1.3 billion CAD in Q1 2018

Q1 2018 saw AI investment increase by 88 percent with $106 million ($83 million USD) invested across eight deals.


the verge

Google’s Sergey Brin warns of the threat from AI in today’s ‘technology renaissance’

Google co-founder says the company is giving ‘serious thought’ to problems like job destruction.


techcrunch

Waze signs data-sharing deal with AI-based traffic management startup Waycare

The deal will allow the companies to combine anonymized navigation information crowdsourced from the 100 million drivers who use Waze with Waycare’s proprietary traffic analytics.


bk

RBC’s Borealis AI expanding into Vancouver this fall

Borealis AI already has labs in Edmonton and Toronto, and announced a Montreal location in November 2017.


venturebeat

Adobe acquires Uru, an AI startup that embeds ads in videos

The Uru team will be working on Adobe Sensei, a nebulous umbrella encompassing all of the company’s work with AI across its entire suite of products.


fp

ABB and the Economist launch Automation Readiness Index, global ranking for robotics and artificial intelligence

South Korea, Germany, and Singapore are the world’s top-ranked nations in their preparations for smoothly integrating intelligent automation into their economies, according to a new index and report.


techcrunch

Allegro.AI nabs $11M for ‘deep learning as a service’, for businesses to build computer vision products

The funding round was led by MizMaa Ventures, with participation from Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Samsung Catalyst Fund, and Israeli fund Dynamic Loop Capital.


nyt

AI researchers are making more than $1 million, even at a nonprofit

One of the poorest-kept secrets in Silicon Valley has been the huge salaries and bonuses that experts in artificial intelligence can command. Now, a little-noticed tax filing by a research lab called OpenAI has made some of those eye-popping figures public.


bk

Canvass Analytics’ Steve Kludt on AI’s need for speed

“A lot of companies don’t think of themselves as an AI company, but there’s still a place for AI in your product.”


dealstreetasia

Australia’s AI video startup Oovvuu raises $3.8M

The funding round was co-led by Cygnet Capital and CapitalPitch.


calgaryherald

Edmonton could be leader in developing uses for artificial intelligence, expert says

Edmonton could become a major centre for developing ways to use the artificial intelligence (AI) that will probably drive the world’s next industrial revolution, a top scientist in the field says.


bk

TechAide AI conference raises $100,000 for United Way’s Centraide

Centraide is a non-profit working to fight poverty and social exclusion in the greater Montreal area.


techcrunch

Europe eyes boosting data re-use and funds for AI research

The European Union’s executive body has taken a first pass at drawing up a strategy to respond to the myriad socio-economic challenges around AI technology and draw up an ethical and legal framework for steering AI developments by the end of the year.


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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.