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Montreal-based law firm launches AI assistant to help people navigate Canada’s immigration process(BETAKIT)
EXEO said users can interact with IVA via Facebook Messenger in a Q&A format and learn about 25 immigration program categories.
Startups have never been more important to the economy, job creation and social change. But you don’t need to be a version of Pied Piper, the firm at the centre of HBO’S Silicon Valley, to work like one.
Descartes Labs, which takes in tons of satellite imagery and processes it to help businesses make decisions and generate predictive models, raised the Series B round from LA-based March Capital.
Amazon has developed an AI fashion designer(TECHNOLOGYREVIEW)
The retail giant is taking a characteristically algorithmic approach to fashion.
Hyper Anna, which has created an artificially intelligent data scientist, plans to use the funding for expansion into Asia and the US.
iNovia’s Todd Simpson says we now have the ability to build more decentralized systems, and these can create a competitive advantage.
While multiple banks have begun providing services across popular messaging platforms, TD Ameritrade’s chat bot for Messenger is augmented by live client service support.
AI will eliminate some forms of this digital labour—software, for instance, has got better at transcribing audio. Yet AI will also create demand for other types of digital work.
Databricks, which provides software to help fuse big data and artificial intelligence, raised the funds from Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from New Enterprise Associates.
AI IN E-COMMERCE: How artificial intelligence can help retailers deliver the highly personalized experiences shoppers desire(BUSINESSINSIDER)
By mimicking the use of AI among e-commerce pureplays, brick-and-mortars can implement similar levels of personalization, according to a new report by BI Intelligence.