What Canada is Doing to Retain Its Lead in Artificial Intelligence

What #Canada is Doing to Retain It's Lead in #ArtificialIntelligence 

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  • You see, strong public support for research programs and world class expertise at Canadian universities has helped propel Canada to a position as leader in artificial intelligence and deep learning research and use.
  • Canadian talent and ideas are in high demand around the world—but activity needs to remain in Canada to harness the benefits from artificial intelligence.
  • So to retain and attract top academic talent, and to increase the number of post-graduate trainees and researchers studying artificial intelligence and deep learning, our latest budget proposes to provide $125 million to launch a Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy for research and talent.
  • The Strategy will promote collaboration between Canada’s main centres of expertise in Montréal, Toronto-Waterloo and Edmonton and position Canada as a world-leading destination for companies seeking to invest in artificial intelligence and innovation.
  • A leader in the area of artificial intelligence, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research will be responsible for administering the funding for the new Strategy.

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Uber Just Bought a Startup You’ve Never Heard Of. Here’s Why That’s Important.

Uber just bought a startup you’ve never heard of. Here’s why that’s important.

  • The move comes on the heels of Uber’s acquisition of A.I. startup Geometric Intelligence for an undisclosed amount.
  • Uber is no longer just dabbling in artificial intelligence – it’s going all in.
  • With a $70 billion valuation, Uber is aggressively trying to prove that it’s no longer just a ride-sharing platform.
  • Uber will absorb all of Geometric’s employees, including renowned machine learning researcher Zoubin Ghahramani and deep learning expert specializing in evolutionary algorithms Jeff Clune .
  • Otto founder Lior Ron said he could improve the truck’s self-driving features using Uber’s driving data to build on its A.I. technology.

Uber bought AI startup Geometric Intelligence, further moving into artificial intelligence and machine learning.
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Baidu follows US tech giants and open-sources its deep learning tools

Baidu follows US tech giants and open sources its deep learning tools

  • 9:00 AM Mossberg: The post-Jobs Apple has soared financially, but lacks a breakthrough product
  • 8:10 AM Acer announces the thinnest and fattest laptops in the world
  • 8:00 AM Lytro releases the first footage shot by its VR camera
  • 1:45 PM the wristband turns your fingers into a phone
  • 2:30 PM The $400 Moto Z Play could be Android’s new battery champion

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have all done it — and now Baidu’s doing it, too. The Chinese tech giant has open sourced one of its key machine learning tools, PaddlePaddle, offering the…
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