A|I: The AI Times – The global AI boom

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TD Bank adds AI-powered chatbot called ‘Clari’ to its mobile apps (BETAKIT)

The chatbot tech leverages Kasisto’s conversational AI platform.

Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals (TECHCRUNCH)

The Series B was led by US-based consumer tech VC firm Goodwater Capital.

Tulip partners with Google Cloud to provide machine learning solutions for retail (BETAKIT)

The new Tulip solution will leverage Google Cloud Machine and Google BigQuery to make recommendations on when to connect with customers and how to engage with them.

Uber Canada resumes testing ‘manual mode’ self-driving cars in Toronto (MOBILESYRUP)

The company plans to collect more data related to autonomous driving.

World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan (TECHCRUNCH)

SenseTime has opened a self-driving facility in Joso, a historic city 50 kilometers away from Tokyo, where it plans to conduct R&D and road test driverless vehicles.

The AI boom is happening all over the world, and it’s accelerating quickly (THEVERGE)

The second annual AI Index report pulls together data and expert findings on the field’s progress and acceleration.

Governor General appoints Geoffrey Hinton to the Order of Canada (BETAKIT)

Hinton has been appointed as a result of his contributions to artificial intelligence.

Montreal’s AI cluster gains new lab from Japanese auto supply giant Denso (GLOBALNEWS)

“What is important is not the size of the investment or the number of employees today, it is that Denso is working with our researchers to develop new products,” said Quebec Premier François Legault.

Meet Caper, the AI self-checkout shopping cart (TECHCRUNCH)

Caper makes a shopping cart with a built-in barcode scanner and credit card swiper, but it’s finalizing the technology to automatically scan items you drop in thanks to three image recognition cameras and a weight sensor.



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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