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Top Stories of the Week
AI experts and Canadian tech leaders at Google’s Go North Summit also discussed the large implications of Artificial Intellingence technology on society.
1,000 new jobs and a 150,000 sq ft office by 2020 is a pretty nice consolation prize.
Experts are urging the government to ban any AI systems that would remove “meaningful human control” while deploying lethal force.
Canadian-founded LogDNA closes $9 million CAD Series A (Read here)
Coconut Software closes $4.2 million Series A (Read here)
Solink raises $5 million for surveillance video auditing software (Read here)
VarageSale fails to monetize in time, acquired by VerticalScope (Read here)
Shopify’s Tobi Lütke named chair of Canadian government’s digital industries table (Read here)
PwC’s Michael Dingle explains what a rise in corporate venture funding means for the Canadian startup ecosystem.
“Be thoughtful about why your competitors’ approach is both worse and better than yours.”