Artificial Intelligence

Senso.ai announces $1.5 million CAD raise at #CollisionConf

Toronto-based Senso.ai, a machine learning and predictive AI company, has announced the close of a $1.5 million Seed round led by BreakawayGrowth, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund, alongside NEXT Canada and Techstars. Senso.ai has created vertical-specific data pipelines and AI products for t ...

Collision 2019: TD calls for banks to collaborate more with fintech startups on AI solutions

AI and machine learning have become a large part of the financial industry, and some within the industry are calling for banks to be more open to collaboration with AI startups to accelerate the implementation of AI in banking. TD Canada Trust’s group head of innovation, technology, and shared ser ...

A|I: The AI Times – Building on Canada’s AI progress

The AI Times is a weekly newsletter covering the biggest AI, machine learning, big data, and automation news from around the globe. If you want to read A|I before anyone else, make sure to subscribe using the form at the bottom of this page. Canada, France governments announce Declaration of the ...

Book Bits | 18 May 2019

● The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future By Joseph C. SternbergQ&A with WBUR.org A new book by Wall Street Journal writer Joseph C. Sternberg argues the economic practices of the baby boomers are imperiling the economic security of their children. The ...

FounderFuel announces eight companies joining 2019 cohort

Montreal-based accelerator FounderFuel has announced the companies that will be joining its newest and 12th cohort for 2019. The eight companies were chosen after a six week long application period that saw 205 companies apply. FounderFuel interviews 87 of those, choosing 24 finalists. Today’s a ...

PocketPills raises $2 million seed round for virtual pharmacy software

PocketPills, a Vancouver-based tech-driven healthtech company that has been called the ‘UberEats” of pharmacies, has fully subscribed a $2 million seed round led by WaterBridge Ventures Funds. PocketPills’ platform was formed with the goal of making medication management simple, through a $7 ...

A|I: The AI Times – How large a neural network do we really need?

The AI Times is a weekly newsletter covering the biggest AI, machine learning, big data, and automation news from around the globe. If you want to read A|I before anyone else, make sure to subscribe using the form at the bottom of this page. BrainBox AI launches software to enable self-sustaining ...

Portag3 Ventures creates senior advisory group to help build global FinTech businesses

Portag3 Ventures announced on Thursday the creation of its new group of senior advisors, adding six members including industry leaders from Rockefeller Capital Management, RBC, and Google. The advisors will be tasked with working with the venture capital firm to provide expertise to its portfolio ...

Hong Kong’s smart city blueprint starts to become reality

In an alley behind the Hong Kong Productivity Council building in Kowloon, a dolly-driving worker tows a large four-wheeled machine that has two long articulated arms that gracefully put lights on top of pylons and then place the pylons on the road. It’s a hypnotizing display that goes on for a f ...

Canada, France governments announce Declaration of the International Panel on AI

Today the Government of Canada made public the Declaration of the International Panel on Artificial Intelligence (IPAI), and released further details on the Panel that will see Canada and France working together to guide the responsible development of artificial intelligence. “Today’s announce ...