Artificial Intelligence

Book Bits | 14 September 2019

● The Case For People’s Quantitative Easing By Frances CoppolaReview via Brave New Europe The thesis behind the book is that, although quantitative easing since the Great Financial Crisis of 2007/8 has failed, the cause of failure was its implementation, not the policy itself. Quantitative easi ...

Nearly 80% of Canadians are worried AI is advancing too quickly, and they expect banks to have the answers

A new report highlights a growing fear among Canadians that’s tied to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. An online study conducted by Environics Research Group revealed that 77 per cent of Canadians are concerned that AI is advancing too quickly to properly understand its potential ...

Most Canadians are worried AI is advancing too quickly, and they expect banks to have the answers, says study

A new report highlights a growing fear among Canadians that’s tied to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. An online study conducted by Environics Research Group revealed that 77 per cent of Canadians are concerned that AI is advancing too quickly to properly understand its potential ...

Today in hires: Universal mCloud, RenoRun, Finaeo

In the last week, three Canadian startups have added new members to their teams. Here’s a breakdown of who is joining, and what they bring to the table. RenoRun Names Christian Lavoie VP Engineering RenoRun, a Montreal-based construction material delivery service, has named Christian Lavoie as t ...

Element AI announces $200 million CAD Series B round

Element AI has closed a much-anticipated venture round, raising a $200 million CAD ($151.4 million USD) Series B from the Government of Quebec, pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), and McKinsey & Company, among others. The $200 million in funding is one of the largest vent ...

Amii Innovates announces first cohort, looks to accelerate AI adoption

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) has launched Amii Innovates, a program aimed to guides teams and businesses in AI adoption. Amii Innovates is one of four program areas within Amii, and works closely with Alberta-based businesses to grow their internal AI capabilities. The organiz ...

Grammarly the newest Bay Area company to set sights on Vancouver

San Francisco-based Grammarly, which has developed an AI-powered digital writing assistant, is opening its newest office in Vancouver. The office will be Grammarly’s fourth and will be dedicated to expanding Grammarly’s team. “I’ve seen Vancouver’s technology scene develop at an inspiring ...

Six Lessons Learned Bringing a Machine Learning Product to Market

Editor’s note: The article below was written by David Vuong, Product Lead, Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics and User Experience at Cority and originally appeared on the Georgian Growth Network. David shares his experience in bringing an analytics product to market. Cority builds Enviro ...

TIAP partners with Amgen to commercialize medical research

Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP), formerly MaRS Innovation, has announced its first partnership since rebranding TIAP and Amgen, one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies, will identify promising medical research coming from TIAP’s 15 member institutions, which include ...

Morning News: September 12, 2019

Draghi Gears Up for ECB Showdown on Stimulus: Decision Day Guide Political Risks of Hong Kong Exchange’s $39 Billion LSE Approach Takes Toll on Shares China, U.S. Are Showing a Little Goodwill as Trade Talks Near As Trade Talks Loom, Chinese Firms Look Into Buying U.S. Farm Goods U.S. Recession I ...