Updated: Sep 25
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AI and Sustainability news
The University of Waterloo launches Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA) to address industry challenges. More
Minerva Intelligence and 4DM Inc. announce contract with Natural Resources Canada to enhance water resource information. More
University of Manitoba creating the most intelligent maps in Prairie history. More
Social AI news
USask researcher investigates the value of police street checks. More
Quebec's OPTEL launches anticounterfeiting solution to identify product counterfeiting, gray-market diversion, and label damage. More
IBM, ManpowerGroup, and the Royal Alberta College (RAC) launch free digital training program to help make tech more diverse and inclusive. More
AI and Healthcare news
Mimosa Diagnostics develops mobile health platform that uses near-infrared light combined with AI to assess tissue health. More
Toronto's Health Gauge partners with Edmonton's Lenica for launch of new wearables + sports training platform. More
AI Governance news
Ontario one step closer to creating its own provincial privacy law that would legislate the safe use of automated decision-making. More
AI Venture news
Raquel Urtasun launches self-driving startup Waabi with $100-million in funding plus 40-strong team of scientists and engineers. More
PwC to invest $125 million in Canada in FY22 which to help build human-led and tech-powered strategy in the country. More
Patriot One secures $1M contract to provide misinformation and disinformation detection prototype for Department of National Defence. More
Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests CAD$5 million in precision medicine venture fund to support health innovation companies. More
If there's lithium in Quebec, Toronto's Goldspot wants to help find it. More
Montreal-based SCALE AI announces 4 new projects, and claims to have hot $200M AI investment milestone. More
Toronto's AI/ML Innovations Inc.to acquire Paris, France based Tech2Health. More
Vancouver's Nextech AR acquires Threedy.ai Inc. of Silicon Valley in deal focusing on 3D e-commerce. More
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