A|I: The AI Times – Supercomputers built for AI

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Algolux appoints Ray Cisneros as VP of global sales (BETAKIT)

In his new role, Cisneros will direct Algolux’s sales strategy, develop relationships with key accounts, and scale the company for growth and expansion into new markets.

Salesforce Recommends: Four key ways marketers can make AI a reality (SALESFORCE)

“The biggest losers in the coming machine age will be businesses that face AI-armed competitors, but lack AI themselves.”

Zebra Medical Vision gets $30M Series C to create AI-based tools for radiologists (TECHCRUNCH)

Zebra Medical Vision, which uses machine and deep learning to build tools for radiologists, raised the Series C round from aMoon Ventures, with participation from Aurum, Johnson & Johnson Innovation—JJDC Inc., Intermountain Health, and artificial intelligence experts Fei-Fei Li and Richard Socher.

Apple plans to bring artificial intelligence to your phone (WIRED)

At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Craig Federighi, Apple’s head of software, revealed the next phase of his plan to enliven the app store with AI. It’s a tool called Create ML that’s something like a set of training wheels for building machine learning models in the first place.

Hubba’s Ben Zifkin says Canada can’t rely on potential to become a global tech hub (BETAKIT)

One of Zifkin’s concerns is that Canada has been relying on “riding the AI wave.”

India’s Locus raises $4M to expand its logistics management service worldwide (TECHCRUNCH)

Locus, which helps companies map out their logistics, raised the funding from Rocketship.vc, Recruit Strategic Partners, pi Ventures, and DSP Group’s Hemendra Kothari.

U of T researchers developing tool to jam facial recognition software (CBC)

This digital privacy filter may be able to protect your identity when applied to a photo.

The world’s most powerful supercomputer is tailor made for the AI era (TECHNOLOGYREVIEW)

The technology used to build America’s new Summit machine will also help us make the leap to exascale computing.

Accenture wants to beat unfair AI with a professional toolkit (TECHCRUNCH)

The idea is to catch discrimination before it gets baked into models and can cause human damage at scale.

Omnirobotic raises $1 million from Element AI to develop autonomous robots (BETAKIT)

Omnirobotic develops industrial robots to automate processes in the manufacturing industry.

Can Google keep its promises on building ethical AI? (ENGADGET)

The company certainly talks a good game.

Element AI and SSENSE release dataset to help designers build AR for fashion (BETAKIT)

SSENSE and Element AI are jointly sponsoring a $2,000 text-to-image generation challenge at the European Conference on Computer Vision.


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.

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