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Health Canada expedites approval of 1QBit chest radiography AI tool to help fight COVID-19

1QBit xrAI is the company’s first healthcare product, and it received Health Canada approval in just one week after its finishing clinical trials.


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Global Online Startup Weekend: Unite to Fight Covid-19

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Sales startup People.ai lays off 18% of staff, raises debt round amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Another startup has turned to downsizing and fund raising to help weather the uncertainty around the economy amid the global coronavirus health pandemic.


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Blue J Legal receives $2 million for legal-tech platform

Blue J Legal has received $2 million CAD from CIBC Innovation Banking.


Yellow Messenger raises $20 million Series B round to fuel global expansion

The company said it would use the new funds to fuel international growth and invest further in product innovation.


BetaKit

Cam Linke joins Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute as CEO

Cam Linke is the newest CEO of the Edmonton-based Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii).


TechCrunch

Security lapse exposed Clearview AI source code

Although the repository was protected with a password, a misconfigured setting allowed anyone to register as a new user to log in to the system storing the code.


BetaKit

Feds expand eligibility criteria for small business loan program, introduce rent assistance program

The key change to the CEBA, announced Thursday morning, is an expanded for total payroll criteria.


How AI is expanding the applications of robo advisory

In the main scheme, robo-advisors are merging customers’ information such as their financial goals, risk tolerances, timeframes, with the right asset allocation that qualifies customer’s needs.


BetaKit

Here are the final details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

After passing the 75 percent wage subsidy Canadian government shared additional details. Here is a breakdown of the program, who’s eligible, and how to apply.


AI and machine learning are making insurance more predictable

Data helps the insurance company, the agency, and the customer make better predictions and choices.


BetaKit

Federal government commits additional $250 million in IRAP funding to support high growth startups

The Government of Canada is making an additional $250 million available through the existing Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) program.


Machine learning could check if you’re social distancing properly at work

Andrew Ng’s startup Landing AI has created a new workplace monitoring tool that issues an alert when anyone is less than the desired distance from a colleague.



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