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Q&A: University of Waterloo expert talks corporate opportunities in applied AI

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 6, 2019

Artificial Intelligence has already permeated the world around us, with such profound implications for the economy and society it can be classified as a second digital revolution, as powerful as the first.

Unlike programming computers with a detailed set of instructions, much of today’s artificial intelligence (AI) uses “machine learning” techniques to enable the software to “learn” from the...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

News round-up: Nine great Waterloo business and investment stories from May 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 3, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month, including new investment announcements, exciting new autotech research and a Governor General’s Award for one of Waterloo’s local business leaders.

Here are nine great business and investment stories:

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, artificial intelligence

Q&A: Insticator CEO Zack Dugow on why he expanded to Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 30, 2019

In 2018, spending on digital ads topped $100 billion. The continued convergence of adtech, fintech and martech will open up even bigger opportunities for innovators and disruptors. Insticator, one of the newest additions to Waterloo’s tech ecosystem, is leading the way and is well-positioned to take a significant piece of that very large digital ad pie.

Insticator is one of the most exciting...

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Topics: technology, Q&A

ApplyBoard announces $55 million in new funding

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 27, 2019

Waterloo-based ApplyBoard, creators of an AI-enabled recruitment platform that helps international students apply to post-secondary programs in North America, has announced $55 million in Series B funding. This comes just one year after the company raised $17 million in Series A.

This new investment will help the fast-growing company further develop its platform and accelerate expansion into...

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Topics: technology, artificial intelligence

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