Toronto is building an institute for artificial intelligence

#Toronto is getting a new AI institute

  • Toronto’s tech community is getting another big boost thanks to a new artificial intelligence institution that’s slated to open in the city.
  • The Vector Institute, as the Toronto Star reports, will focus on both research and business-related ventures.
  • As the Star writes, the Vector Institute will get $50 million from the province over five years and at least $40 million from the federal government as part of the newly announced $125-million Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
  • Among the 30 corporate backers, sponsors include the big five banks, Google, Loblaws, and Air Canada.
  • The institute is also affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Toronto’s tech community is getting another big boost thanks to a new artificial intelligence institution that’s slated to open in the city.

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Artificial intelligence can look at Google Street View to help you decide where to move — Quartz

An #AI can use #Google Street View to help you decide where to move ▷

  • An AI can use Google Street View to help you decide where to move
  • He plots 10,000 randomized points throughout a city, and grabs images taken by Google Street View.
  • The idea of extracting information from Google Street View was inspired by MIT Media Lab’s StreetScore project, Keskkula writes, where machine learning was used to rank the safety of 3,000 streets in New York and Boston.
  • Now one Estonia-based startup, Teleport , is using this idea, coupled with images from Google Street View, to automatically look around cities and see if people will like them based on their lifestyle preferences.
  • Keskkula’s example focuses on motorcycles: He owns two and is interested in a city that welcomes them.

Machine learning is at its best when there’s way too much information for any human to comb through manually, like making high-volume stock trades or surfacing the best posts from hundreds of friends on Facebook. Now one Estonia-based startup, Teleport, is using this idea, coupled with images from Google Street View, to automatically look around cities and see if people will…
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How Self-Driving Cars Work

How Self-Driving Cars Work #fintech #selfdriving #insurtech #AutonomousVehicles #AI

  • Measure the distance from the car to various obstacles.
  • If a car moves into your lane, your car keeps its distance.
  • Car is a Lexus model modified by Google.
  • Displayed some self-driving cars in June.
  • Uses parallax from multiple images to find the distance to various objects.

Uber and Google both made announcements this week that offer the latest signs that autonomous cars have arrived — and may be driving our city streets sooner than we think.
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Watch These Spiderbots Train to Build a City on the Moon

Watch These Spiderbots Train to Build a City on the Moon  #AI #Robotics #3Dprinting #scm

  • Robots from Siemens move like spiders and communicate with a hive mind.
  • Killer spiders,” Bank recalls. “
  • Watch the Spiderbots Train to Build a City on the Moon
  • ” the robots are not to replace the humans,” Dalloro stipulates.
  • Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Robots from Siemens move like spiders and communicate with a hive mind. Oh, and they’re 3D printers, too.
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