If you're interested in learning about, investing in, or building a company involved in machine learning, Toronto should be on your radar. Here are five reasons why: 1. The Geoff Hinton Lab Mafia If you've been following the industry, you likely know all about Geoff Hinton's lab based out of the University of Toronto.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that Microsoft announced some monstrous news this week - the acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2Bn in cash. This acquisition comes on the heels of what has been a busy month for enterprise M&A (Oracle buying OPower, Ravello, Textura, Salesforce buying Demandware, Vista buying Marketo, Thoma Bravo buying Qlik, and so on and so forth).
There's an epidemic in Canada. That epidemic is a mentality that leaves top talent with no option but to leave the nation's borders and with them, everything they learned. It undervalues breakthroughs developed and paid for by Canadia...