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Canadian AI News - March 2023

Updated: Mar 8

The Ask AI news roundup highlights the latest innovations, investments, and breakthroughs in Canadian artificial intelligence.


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Breakthroughs & Kudos


🛠 A world first: The NRC and McGill build a pure AI-based virtual fabrication model to accelerate silicon photonics production from design to market. Full story


💰 SCALE AI announces record-breaking financing round with $117M in investments supporting 15 AI projects. Full story


Governance & Society


💔 Online romance scammers may have a new wingman — artificial intelligence. Full story


💲 Artificial-intelligence-generated images raises a host of ethical questions along with donations. The only problem? It’s not real. Full story


👀 Canada’s spy service warns that adversaries will turn to espionage and foreign interference tactics to target the country’s increasingly important artificial-intelligence sector. Full story


👩‍💻 Canadian AI management firm announces AI governance solutions to enable board oversight. Full story


🇨🇦 Ottawa releases blueprint for $2.6-billion Canada Innovation Corporation. Full story


Healthcare & Public Safety


🎗 New AI Model Predicts Response to Chemotherapy in Female Breast Cancer Patients. Full story


🩻 Deep Breathe Secures Funding to Advance AI-powered Lung Ultrasound Technology. Full story


👁 University of Alberta researchers eye artificial intelligence to weigh opioid risks. The AI-assisted system to provide an additional "level of comfort". Full story


⚕️ Brock University student looks to A.I. for help with diagnosing back pain in others. Full story


Business & Ventures


🚘 Vehicle theft spike poses a national crisis for Canada, and the need for leveraging technology in order to combat these insurance crimes in a must. Full story


🚀 NASA’s new AI-designed parts look like they’re from an alien starship. Full story


🏠 Bidmii, a Toronto-based tech start-up revolutionising the home improvement industry, today announced its admittance into the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada program. Full story


Sustainability


⚡️ U of T Scarborough researchers use AI to speed up discovery of materials for clean energy. Full story


🌳 These University of Waterloo students reimagined a more sustainable campus using AI. They start their plans to use an artificial intelligence (AI) system called DALL-E. Full story


🌎 Sustainable Development Technology Canada Invests $6.5M CAD in BrainBox AI, Increasing the Scope and Global Scalability of its Artificial Intelligence Technology. Full Story.


Technology


📲 ‘AI revolution’ firmly entrenched in Check Point’s orbit, CPX360 reveals. Full story


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