Hey there, folks! It’s time for another edition of The AI Times, your go-to newsletter for all the latest news on artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and automation. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this one. So let’s dive right in!
First up, we have the Government of Canada and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada seeking feedback from Canadians on the intersection of generative AI and copyright. They’re also updating their guidance on biometric data. These moves come as they navigate the challenges posed by new technologies like AI, fingerprinting, voice identification, and facial recognition. It’s a delicate balance between protecting copyrighted works and individual privacy, and they want your input!
Next, let’s talk about Nvidia and Foxconn teaming up to build these amazing “AI factories.” These data centers are going to supercharge the development of self-driving cars, autonomous machines, and industrial robots. Foxconn has its sights set on three platforms to start: Smart EVs, smart cities, and smart manufacturing. They’re taking the AI game to a whole new level, my friends.
In other news, Vancouver-based startup Procurify has secured a whopping $68 million CAD in Series C funding. They’re in it for the long haul, using this capital to fuel their global expansion and strengthen their procure-to-pay platform with the power of artificial intelligence. They’re on a mission, folks!
Oh, and did I mention Cisco? They’re here to elevate your firewall game with their incredible Secure Firewall. Say goodbye to ordinary firewalls that just tick the basic boxes. Cisco’s Secure Firewall is all about adapting to your changing needs, giving you control and visibility over your encrypted traffic and applications. Embrace the power of Cisco Talos and discover the ideal firewall for your business. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this.
Now, let’s turn our attention to New York mayor Eric Adams, who’s using AI to make robocalls in languages he doesn’t even speak. Talk about a polyglot! But this has raised ethical concerns, as people might mistake the mayor for being fluent in all these languages. Privacy experts are keeping a close eye on this one, my friends.
And last but not least, we have Tenstorrent, a Canadian company that’s caught the attention of Korean auto manufacturers and consumer electronic companies. They’ve got great leadership pedigree and open standard tech, making them a force to be reckoned with. We caught up with Tenstorrent’s senior director of business development, Eric Duffy, at the ALL IN 2023 event in Montréal. Let me tell you, the opportunities and gaps in the Canadian hardware industry are definitely worth discussing.
Alright, folks, that’s a wrap for this edition of The AI Times. Make sure to stay tuned for more exciting updates coming your way next week. And as always, keep exploring the world of AI and its incredible possibilities. Until next time!