H|T: The Healthtech Times – AI versus doctors?

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Telus to launch digital healthcare app through partnership with Babylon Health (BETAKIT)

The two companies plan on launching a virtual care mobile app specifically designed for the Canadian market.

Artificial intelligence startup Saykara raises $5 million funding for pioneering AI-powered voice assistant for physicians (TECHSTARTUPS)

The funding was led by SpringRock Ventures,with participation from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Elevate Innovation Partners (EIP), and existing investor Madrona Venture Group.

Ryerson University opens sport innovation lab with MLSE (BETAKIT)

The Future of Sport Lab hopes to be a hub connecting Canadian sport properties and industry partners to entrepreneurs, faculty, and students.

An AI startup that claimed it can beat doctors in an exam is putting $100 million into creating 500 new jobs (BUSINESSINSIDER)

British medical startup Babylon Health will invest $100 million in hiring more than 500 researchers, scientists, and engineers over the next year to develop the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Raw Signal Group will teach you to be a better tech leader at RBC #FutureMakers (BETAKIT)

The event takes place on September 18. BetaKit readers can get a 100% discount on tickets with the promo code BetaKit_FM.

Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors (TECHCRUNCH)

Aclima, a San Francisco-based startup building Internet-connected air quality sensors has announced plans to integrate its mobile sensing platform into Google’s global fleet of Street View vehicles.

UK startup Medopad has acquired Silicon Valley health company Sherbit (BUSINESSINSIDER)

Sherbit’s CEO, team, and advisory board will join Medopad and focus on bringing its technology into teaching hospitals around the US.

Sisu Global Health raises $1.2 million, launches Hemafuse sales (TECHNICAL)

The round included existing investors Baltimore-based Camden Partners, Belle Michigan, and AOL cofounder Steve Case’s Revolution.

As market pressures loom, healthcare giant Cigna launches a $250 million venture fund (TECHCRUNCH)

Cigna says it will focus on investing in companies that will bring improved care quality, affordability, choice and greater simplicity to customers and clients in three strategic areas: insights and analytics; digital health and retail; and care delivery and management.

Apple Watch Series 4 Hands-on (MOBILESYRUP)

In the Canadian market, questions remain about the Series 4. While the watch’s new electrocardiograph heart monitoring feature, also known as EKG, has been approved by the FDA in the U.S., it’s unclear if it’s in the process of receiving Health Canada certification.

Mobile tools make emergency care more efficient when providers need it most (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

Armed with tablets, routers and telemedicine software, emergency clinicians around the nation are delivering more timely, efficient care to patients.


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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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