Artificial Intelligence

Canada to host multistakeholder conference on AI in Montreal

Academics, interest groups and businesses from G7 countries will be part of the conference ...

Want to Keep Canadian AI Thriving?: Create a Copyright Exception for Informational Analysis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met earlier this week with Jean-Francois Gagné, the CEO of Element AI, the Montreal-based applied artificial intelligence lab. Trudeau tweeted that the two men “talked about what Canadians are doing in AI in Montreal & across the country, and how we can keep the ind ...

Announcing Version One Fund III

We are very happy to announce the launch of Version One Ventures III with $45M USD ($57M CAD) in commitments. With Fund III, we’re doubling down on all that has worked in our previous funds – our strategy, geography, investment thesis and philosophy. It’s an exciting time to be launching a ne ...

HashtagTrending: Cannabis and machine learning; ‘Weed-dating’; and tracking consumption

It’s October 17th and unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably know what that means. Recreational cannabis is now officially legal across Canada and in light of this we decided to look at some of the ways tech companies are playing a role in the new industry. Today we’ll be looking ...

Kraken Robotics has 67 per cent upside, Beacon Securities says

After years of R&D and missionary sales, marine tech company Kraken Robotics (Kraken Robotics  Stock Quote, Chart TSXV:PNG) is now on the cusp of meaningful revenue growth, says analyst Gabriel Leung of Beacon Securities. In a coverage launch on Tuesday, Leung rates PNG a “Buy” with a $0.75 pr ...

Finding early wins in emerging technologies – CanadianCIO Summit 2018 panel

Hear how Canadian firms are using cutting-edge technologies to fuel business growth. Craig Tavares from Cogeco Peer 1 speaks to using AI to improve IT infrastructure through advanced telemetry on next-generation routers and switches. Brian Turpin at Greenwin is using virtual reality tours to help sh ...

Episode 88: The TWIML & AI CEO’s Guide to Machine Learning and AI with Sam Charrington

Who better to provide a CEO-level perspective on machine learning and artificial intelligence than Sam Charrington, the host of the wildly successful podcast This Week in Machine Learning & AI (TWIML & AI). In this episode, Jon Prial talks to Sam about the insights he’s gleaned from interviewing ...

Survey: AR/VR startups leaving international money on the table

The bulk of AR/VR startups aren’t selling outside their own backyards, at a time when growing revenue and extending financial runways are critical to survival. So while there is money to be had internationally, many are simply leaving it on the table. Although Chinese computer vision/AR investm ...

Hashtag Trending: Revolutionizing emails; Facebook Portal privacy concerns and; Snapchat TV

A new artificial intelligence app is taking on the world of emails, the new Facebook Portal brings up concerns over privacy and Snapchat is creating its own ‘Snap-sized’ TV shows. First trending on Product Hunt: There’s a new artificial intelligence platform looking to revolutionize the way we ...

Hashtag Trending – Android screens your calls; Airtame 2; Amazon’s sexist AI

Google Assistant can now help you screen out calls from telemarketers. The new Airtame 2 is out to improve this wireless streaming solution. And Amazon scrapped an AI project because it was too sexist. ...