A|I: The AI Times – Solving the equation

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Canada punches above its weight with AI researchers in new Element AI report (BETAKIT)

The report also found that Canada had 367 researchers this year, making it second only to the United States.


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.

AI has cracked a key mathematical puzzle for understanding our world (MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW)

Partial differential equations can describe everything from planetary motion to plate tectonics, but they’re notoriously hard to solve.

SimilarWeb raises $120M for its AI-based market intelligence platform for sites and apps (TECHCRUNCH)

Israeli startup SimilarWeb has made a name for itself with an AI-based platform that lets sites and apps track and understand traffic not just on their own sites, but those of its competitors.

Canvass Analytics raises $8.5 million CAD as it gears up for “aggressive” global expansion (BETAKIT)

Toronto-based Canvass Analytics, which offers AI-enabled industrial software, has raised an $8.5 million CAD Series A round.

Apple buys self-learning AI video company to improve apps (BLOOMBERG)

Apple Inc. acquired a startup specializing in advanced artificial intelligence and computer vision technology that may help the iPhone maker improve its own AI across a number of apps and services.

The AI company helping the Pentagon assess disinfo campaigns (WIRED)

Primer can quickly sort through hundreds of sources to identify, say, Russian interference in Azerbaijan. It sells its tech to Walmart too.

Nudge.ai co-founder Paul Teshima joins Wealthsimple as chief client experience officer (BETAKIT)

Wealthsimple has tapped Paul Teshima, the co-founder of Nudge.ai, to its team as chief client experience officer.

Intel acquires AI software optimization platform SigOpt (VENTUREBEAT)

Terms of the deal, which is expected to close this quarter, weren’t disclosed, but Intel says it plans to use SigOpt’s technologies across its hardware products to accelerate, amplify, and scale AI software tools for developers.

Jonah Group launches remote workplace safety tool (BETAKIT)

Jonah Group has launched HIVE AI Insight, a room occupancy monitoring feature that counts the number of occupants in a designated area.

Surveillance company harassed female employees using its own facial recognition technology (THE VERGE)

A surveillance startup in Silicon Valley is being accused of sexism and discrimination after a sales director used the company’s facial recognition system to harass female workers.

Takara Small shares what she learned exploring small-town tech (BETAKIT)

BetaKit spoke with Takara Small about her Tech Town podcast, innovation in Innisfil, and the ripple effects of COVID-19.

AI can detect COVID-19 by listening to your coughs (ENGADGET)

This could lead to a pre-screening app you could use.

BetaKit Live: Willful and The Canadian Shield explain how to survive and thrive in 2020 (BETAKIT)

Erin Bury, CEO of Willful, and Jeremy Hedges, President of The Canadian Shield join for a BetaKit Live conversation Wednesday, November 4.

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