A|I: The AI Times – Tracking your kids online with AI

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Eyesover receives $200,000 from NBIF for AI that analyzes public opinion(BETAKIT)

Eyesover uses online data to provide real-time market research and public opinion analysis.

Bark brings in $9M to help parents track their kids’ online activity(TECHCRUNCH)

The Series A funding was led by Signal Peak Ventures, with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Symmetrical Ventures, Fuel Capital, Hallett Capital, and Atlanta Seed Company.

AI developed by Google and Harvard could help predict earthquake aftershocks(MASHABLE)

A study published by a team from Google and Harvard shows that an artificial intelligence system was more reliable at detecting the locations of earthquake aftershocks than a widely-used model for predictions, known as the Coulomb failure stress change.

Electrobac raises $1 million for smart electronic recycling bin(BETAKIT)

The funding will allow the company to expand into new markets, including Ontario and British Columbia.

AI company Jumio launches Montreal lab (CTV)

The Silicon Valley company says it plans to work on fraud detection and data extraction as part of a push toward refined identity verification.

Storage provider Cloudian raises $94M (TECHCRUNCH)

Cloudian, which specializes in helping businesses store petabytes of data, raised the funding from Digital Alpha, Fidelity Eight Roads, Goldman Sachs, INCJ, JPIC, and others.

Ontario court sides with Tesla in electric vehicle rebate lawsuit(BETAKIT)

An August 27 Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling written by Justice Frederick Myers determined that the government’s plan to seemingly exclude Tesla owners from receiving an electric vehicle subsidy was “unlawful.”

Artificial intelligence used to predict how cancers will evolve and spread(INDEPENDENT)

“With this tool, we hope to remove one of cancer’s trump cards.”

The world’s first self-driving grocery delivery cars are on roads in San Jose(FASTCOMPANY)

Self-driving car company AutoX is testing its technology by bringing people their food orders.

Microsoft will soon automatically transcribe video files in OneDrive for Office 365 subscribers(TECHCRUNCH)

Microsoft has announced a couple of AI-centric updates for OneDrive and SharePoint users with an Office 365 subscription that brings more of the company’s machine learning smarts to its file storage services.

Pagaya raises $14M in Series B funding(FINSMES)

Pagaya provides an AI-based asset management platform which manages institutional money by investing in market opportunities previously inaccessible to the asset management industry.


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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