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This week: Investors Urge AI Startups to Inject Early Dose of Ethics / Wanted: Finance graduates with
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Artificial Intelligence Weekly
Artificial Intelligence Weekly
Your essential reading list for all things AI.
This week: Investors Urge AI Startups to Inject Early Dose of Ethics / Wanted: Finance graduates with AI and programming skills / MIT Researchers Build AI System That Can Visualise Objects Using Touch / Meet The World’s Most Valuable AI Startup: China’s SenseTime / In Conversation: Canada’s role in the future of artificial intelligence and much more…
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Investors Urge AI Startups to Inject Early Dose of Ethics - WSJ

Wanted: Finance graduates with AI and programming skills

How a century-old tech giant is making a comeback with AI

MIT Researchers Build AI System That Can Visualise Objects Using Touch

Meet The World's Most Valuable AI Startup: China's SenseTime

How AI and Machine Learning Are Being Used to Make Art

How AI Can Help Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness | BrainStation Blog

In Conversation: Canada’s role in the future of artificial intelligence

DeepMind's AI uses aerial and ground-view data to navigate unseen areas | VentureBeat

Funding Updates
Analog-based AI chip startup Mythic raises $30M in funding - SiliconANGLE

Despite the seemingly fantastical demonstration of walking and jumping robots, today’s robots are often stupid, brittle and inflexible, only capable of working in carefully engineered environments, and unable to respond dynamically and sensibly in unexpected circumstances. Deep learning has been spectacularly successful in certain problems (facial recognition, object recognition, etc.) but the “smart robots” that […]   •   Share

Spacemaker, a Norway-based startup that’s created AI software to help property developers and architects make better design decisions, has picked up $25 million in Series A funding. The round is jointly led by Atomico and Northzone, with participation from investors in property and construction tech, including Nordic real estate innovator NREP, Nordic property developer OBOS […]   •   Share

Vectra, a seven-year-old company that helps customers detect intrusions at the network level, whether in the cloud or on premises, announced a $100 million Series E funding round today led by TCV. Existing investors, including Khosla Ventures and Accel, also participated in the round, which brings the total raised to more than $200 million, according […]   •   Share

RealityEngines.AI, a research startup that wants to help enterprises make better use of AI, even when they only have incomplete data, today announced that it has raised a $5.25 million seed funding round. The round was led by former Google CEO and Chairman Eric Schmidt and Google founding board member Ram Shriram. Khosla Ventures, Paul […]   •   Share

Upcoming Events
CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

Eventbrite - Toronto Machine Learning Summit (TMLS) presents Design Thinking Applied to AI & Machine Learning: TMLS 2019 Workshop - Thursday, 20 June 2019 at Ridout & Maybee LLP, Toronto, Ontario. Find event and ticket information.

The inaugural Summer Institute on AI and Society, co-convened by CIFAR, the AI PULSE program at UCLA School of Law, and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), takes place July 21-24, 2019 in Edmonton, Canada. Summer Institute takes place prior to Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School, and includes a combined event on July 24th for both Summer Institute and Summer School participants.

Techstars Startup Digest Artificial Intelligence Weekly is curated by:
Aashay Mody Aashay Mody - 👨‍💻 Growth at Carta | 🤖 AI Digest Curator at Startup Digest | 🎓 NYU Stern Alum
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