RBC’s Borealis AI is opening an AI lab in Montreal, with McGill University’s Jackie Cheung as academic advisor for the lab.The news comes less than a month after Borealis AI announced that Washington State University’s Matthew E. Taylor would join the Edmonton-based lab as senior researcher. Cheung, who is an expert in natural language processing, will work closely with the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) led by AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio.
The CVCA’s latest report on VC funding in Q3 2017 revealed that $980 million was invested over 149 deals — a 43 percent increase compared to the $683 million in Q3 2016. So far in 2017, $2.6 billion has been invested over 431 deals. The CVCA expects this investment pace to continue through the final quarter, resulting in the final 2017 year total to top the $3.2 billion total dollars invested in 2016.
Garrick Tiplady has been named managing director of Facebook and Instagram Canada. Tiplady is taking over the role six months after former managing director Jordan Banks stepped down from his role, after acting as head for seven years. Tiplady, who was most recently CEO of Vemba, previously held senior roles at Rogers Communications, including SVP of customer experience and strategy and SVP of Chat’r Wireless.
@catallaxer thats good advice :) im ALWAYS happy to help people that i know i could lift up. my problem is that people who are in a position of power just act like i can give them this knowledge for free, when they can take a weekend to educate themselves
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".