UWATERLOO, MICROSOFT PARTNER TO USE AI FOR SOCIALLY-DRIVEN PROJECTS

  • “Artificial intelligence is a growing driver of Canada’s economy. In 2018, $548 million in venture capital was invested in Canadian AI companies, an increase of approximately 50% from 2017.
  • Canadian job opportunities in the field of AI grew by nearly 500% between June 2015 and June 2017, and this number will only continue to rise.
  • AI is not just the future of technology, it is the future solution for humanitarian, health and sustainability issuesl

https://betakit.com/uwaterloo-microsoft-partner-to-use-ai-for-socially-driven-projects/

Communitech announces $1 million prize for AI competition

“Using artificial intelligence to solve a worldwide problem could get you a $1 million prize.

Saying he wants to capture the imagination of Canadians and unleash a wave of innovation, a Toronto-based tech investor is making the new competition part of Waterloo region’s annual technology conference.

David Stein made his fortune in technology after founding two software companies — Rypple and Workbrain. These days he is the co-founder and managing partner at Leaders Funds, a venture capital firm that specializes in software-as-a-service companies.

Last June, Stein attended True North, the annual technology conference organized by Communitech that attracted 2,200 people from more than a dozen countries. He was impressed.”

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9045769-communitech-announces-1-million-prize-for-ai-competition/