A|I: The AI Times – The AI that fails to see women at all

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DarwinAI partners with Red Hat to accelerate deployment of COVID-19 solution (BETAKIT)

The goal of the new collaboration with Red Hat is to make it easier for clinicians to use COVID-Net in hospitals.


Digital transformation soars amid pandemic

Only four out of 10 people think they have the right technology to work as fast as the business wants them. The easiest way to get over that is to have a really strong technology roadmap going forward explains Mike Sharun, President and General Manager of Dell Technologies in Canada.

Machine learning can fill in missing information in public health data, U of A research shows (CBC)

The program is a machine learning framework that finds ethnicity information and Indigenous status in Canadian health records.

Toronto-based Fiix Inc. to be acquired by Rockwell Automation (BETAKIT)

Rockwell Automation, Inc., announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fiix Inc., a Toronto-based startup.

When AI sees a man, it thinks ‘Official.’ A woman? ‘Smile’ (WIRED)

A new paper renews concerns about bias in image recognition services offered by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

Roche launching national AI, digital health initiative alongside Amii, Mila, Vector Institute (BETAKIT)

Roche, a multinational healthcare company, is set to announce the launch of AI Centre of Excellence, an initiative to advance digital transformation in health.

Autodesk acquires architect software firm Spacemaker for $240mln (FINANCIAL POST)

San Rafael, California-based Autodesk is a major supplier of the three-dimensional design software that architects use to create structures.

Aquatic Informatics CEO Ed Quilty on why entrepreneurs should fake it till they make it (BETAKIT)

On the #CIBCInnovationEconomy series podcast, CEO Ed Quilty shares Aquatic Informatics’ growth story and what he has learned about entrepreneurship.

Los Angeles Police just banned the use of commercial facial recognition (BUZZFEED NEWS)

The country’s third-largest police department notified employees of the ban after BuzzFeed News showed that its officers were using Clearview AI, a facial recognition platform that has taken data from Facebook and other social media platforms.

BDC survey reveals impact of COVID-19 on entrepreneurs’ mental health (BETAKIT)

A new report from BDC has revealed more data on the COVID-19 pandemic’s alarming impact on entrepreneurs.

Forter raises $125 million at a $1.3 billion valuation to combat ecommerce fraud with AI (VENTUREBEAT)

Forter, an automated fraud detection platform for ecommerce, has raised $125 million in a series E round that values the company at over $1.3 billion.

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