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The audio version of Taproot Edmonton's Tech Roundup brings you the latest headlines and happenings from the local tech scene each week.

The audio version of Taproot Edmonton's Tech Roundup brings you the latest headlines and happenings from the local tech scene each week.
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The audio version of Taproot Edmonton's Tech Roundup brings you the latest headlines and happenings from the local tech scene each week.

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October 15: Launch Party 10 features ten innovation startups

10/15/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Launch Party 10 features ten local innovation startups on Oct. 24, NorQuest College has partnered with TIQ, Bernie Kollman has been recognized for her work to increase awareness of women in technology, the Start-Up TNT Investment Summit is coming in Feb. 2020, and Edmonton hosted Canada's first Smart Cities Readiness Workshop.

Duration:00:05:04

October 8: Dot expands to Edmonton to add machine learning for autonomous farming

10/8/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Saskatchewan-based Dot is establishing an Edmonton subsidiary to develop machine learning enhancements for its autonomous farming products, Innovate Edmonton commits to action on the YEG Innovation Compass recommendations, Alberta Innovates wants to kickstart discussions on re-establishing a regional innovation network in Edmonton, Nanoprecise wins two awards for its IoT-based system, and Matthew Guzdial has joined...

Duration:00:04:53

October 1: Amii and Imperial collaborate on machine learning for oil and gas

10/1/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Amii and Imperial announce agreement to collaborate on machine learning for oil and gas, a new feature argues that the next global AI hub will be built in the Canadian prairies, Lili Mou has been named the inaugural recipient of the AltaML Professorship in Natural Language Processing, ParityBot has launched in time for the federal election, Drivewyze is profiled.

Duration:00:05:22

September 24: Yardly raises $1 million to expand across Canada

9/24/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Yardly raises $1 million to expand across Canada, Lauren Smart calls on entrepreneurs to get involved in the innovation ecosystem, BioWare moves into new downtown offices, Ntwist and Nanostics are among the local companies presenting next week at the Banff Venture Forum, dealcloser says law firms are actively looking for tech, and Paul Bellows has been named to the Council of Canadian Innovators.

Duration:00:04:08

September 17: Jobber named 2nd fastest growing software company in Canada

9/17/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Jobber is named the 2nd fastest growing software company in Canada and also makes the 2019 Best Workplaces list, Amii launches a new program to guide AI adoption in businesses, U of A professor Martin Muller has been named the DeepMind Chair in AI, Valhalla and Health City have partnered on investor mentorship for the life sciences sector, and dealcloser makes a big pitch.

Duration:00:06:51

September 10: Western Economic Diversification Canada investing $27 million in local innovation projects

9/10/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Western Economic Diversification Canada has announced $27 million for 23 innovation projects across the Edmonton region, EEDC says funding TEC Edmonton is a priority and it will find the money, Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests in a new industrial IoT venture capital fund, columnist Graham Hicks calls for government assistance that gives money directly to entrepreneurs rather than to service providers.

Duration:00:06:13

September 3: Downtown Business Association says Edmonton tech community at risk of being leapfrogged

9/3/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: a new report from the Downtown Business Association says Edmonton has an opportunity to be at the forefront of the tech race but is at risk of being leapfrogged, MLA David Shepherd calls on the UCP government to unfreeze tax credit programs, Jobber has introduced its largest-ever product update, BioWare has moved into new offices downtown, and Startup Edmonton has grown significantly in the last year.

Duration:00:04:49

August 27: New startup incubator opens at the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre

8/27/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: a new incubator is open at the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre thanks to a partnership between ACAMP and EIA, Spontivly has launched its app in closed beta, the A100 has appointed a new executive director, AltaML celebrates company growth, and the origins of the name Scope AR.

Duration:00:04:35

August 20: Executive Committee accepts TEC Edmonton Task Force recommendations

8/20/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: recommendations from the TEC Edmonton Task Force were discussed and accepted at City Council's Executive Committee, Cybera has announced new leadership with long-time president and CEO Robin Winsor announcing his retirement, Amii has launched two massive open online courses on Coursera, Alberta Innovates voucher programs have re-opened, Ted Redmond has been appointed chair of Alberta Enterprise Corporation.

Duration:00:06:40

August 13, 2019: TEC Edmonton Task Force releases recommendations for TEC 2.0

8/13/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the TEC Edmonton Task Force releases recommendations for TEC 2.0, TECTERRA features portfolio company Scope AR which is a global leader in augmented reality for the industrial space, CompuVision Systems Inc. has acquired Calgary-based YellowWood IT, and ATB X is accepting applications for the fall cohort of its business accelerator.

Duration:00:05:41

August 6, 2019: DLRL Summer School wraps up with advice from Rich Sutton

8/6/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Deep Learning Reinforcement Learning Summer School wraps up with advice from Rich Sutton, dealcloser has partnered with LegalEase, an update on the Alberta Innovation Corridor being pursued by Innovate Edmonton and Platform Calgary, and Pegasus Imagery is leading the way on drones for work.

Duration:00:04:48

July 30, 2019: Intello launches to simplify bookkeeping for sole proprietors

7/30/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Intello launches to simplify bookkeeping for sole proprietors, Alberta Innovates puts funding programs for entrepreneurs on hold, Code for Canada's 2019 Showcase highlighted government innovators, and the DLRL Summer School continues at the U of A.

Duration:00:06:07

July 23, 2019: Yardstick introduces ProTraining.com, Zept partners with Flywire

7/23/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Yardstick introduces ProTraining.com, Zept partners with Flywire, Alberta Innovates receives $49.5 million to transform farming tech, Edmonton is named an up-and-coming tech talent market by CBRE, Aris MD wins NASA iTech's 2019 Cycle I Forum, and the Edmonton Public Library has published a guide to understanding artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:04:53