Canadian VCs

Your Guide to Getting Started With Conversational AI

Now that I’ve covered how to put together an initial conversational AI team, let’s get into the nuts and bolts of developing your first project. I’m assuming at this point that you’ve identified a business area to start with. If not, see this post on conversational AI for the basics, or our ...

Is The Party Over for Startup Incubators and Accelerators?

Over the past few years, startup incubators and accelerators have popped up like weeds. At last count, there were 150 in Canada. They let entrepreneurs and wanna-be entrepreneurs shape their ideas and establish their businesses. Featuring reasonable rents, good amenities, and the opportunity to co ...

Episode 76: William Mougayar on the Future of Blockchain, CryptoKitties, Bitcoin and More

In this episode of the Impact Podcast, Jon Prial welcomes investor, entrepreneur and blockchain expert William Mouygayer back to the show. They talk about the use of tokens as mediums of exchange, the importance of trust and how to establish it on the blockchain, and why CryptoKitties are so import ...

Episode 75: What Happens When Machine Learning and Fashion Converge?

Over the past decade, just about everything seems to have gone digital. Today complex algorithms serve up recommendations tailored to our individual tastes, completely transforming how we consume books, movies, music and more. And yet, we haven’t seen the same digital revolution take hold in the ...

Episode 74: How to Avoid Bias in Your Machine Learning Models with Clare Corthell

Bias exists everywhere. It factors into everything that we do and into virtually every decision that we make. An interesting, but problematic side effect of this is that bias can also easily slip into our machine models. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Clare Corthell, a well-known and respect ...

Introducing Georgian Partners Epsilon v1.0

We’re excited to announce the release of Georgian Partners Epsilon v1.0, our machine learning (ML) product that helps bring privacy guarantees to our portfolio companies’ AI solutions. We believe that Epsilon will enable our companies to: Build trust with customers by minimizing data security ...

Introducing Georgian Partners Epsilon v1.0

We’re excited to announce the release of Georgian Partners Epsilon v1.0, our machine learning (ML) product that helps bring privacy guarantees to our portfolio companies’ AI solutions. We believe that Epsilon will enable our companies to: Build trust with customers by minimizing data security ...

The Age of Trust

We reached the end of an era two weeks ago when the news broke about the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal. Prior to that, most people had been willing to turn over their data to companies in exchange for access to free products and services. Most of us didn’t think about it twice. We flocke ...

What is Differential Privacy Why Does it Matter? [Presentation]

At a time when the risks and costs associated with privacy are on the rise, differential privacy offers a solution. Differential privacy is mathematical definition for the privacy loss that results to individuals when their private information is used to create an AI product. It can be used to buil ...

What is Differential Privacy and Why Does it Matter?

At a time when the risks and costs associated with privacy are on the rise, differential privacy offers a solution. Differential privacy is mathematical definition for the privacy loss that results to individuals when their private information is used to create an AI product. It can be used to buil ...