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Top Stories of the Week
The company wants to connect AI scientists and engineers in developing nations through fellowships and visiting scholar programs.
Cryptocurrency, cannabis, and machine learning are on the list.
According to Microsoft, the goal is to double the number of technical experts at the research facility to “as many as” 75 over the course of the new two years.
The goal is to make companies running ICOs more accountable.
Ford acquires Autonomic to double down on mobility services (Read here)
Borrowell launches free Equifax credit report monitoring (Read here)
Transferwise partners with Flinks to power its instant account verification process (Read here)
Canadian companies raised $3.3 billion CAD across 333 deals in 2017.
The short answer is maybe.
CanCon Podcast Ep. 101: Why the world’s biggest tech companies are fighting over voice
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