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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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Episodes

February 18: Reducing the carbon footprint of Bitcoin mining

2/18/2020
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: A new algorithm developed by University of Alberta computing scientists promises to make Bitcoin mining more energy-efficient; Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says there are real opportunities for the Alberta Innovation Corridor; FORGE Hydrocarbons has received an equity investment from Shell Ventures; Beamdog is featured by Edmonton Global; CWB is launching a conversational AI-powered banking tool; and female tech...

Duration:00:06:10

February 11: Edmonton Police look to artificial intelligence and machine learning to help solve crimes

2/11/2020
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the Edmonton Police Service is assessing the use of facial recognition technology and is launching a new Community Solutions Accelerator; Tevosol and ez enRoute are pitching at the NASA iTech competition; Intellitix has acquired a majority stake in CrowdBlink; Stephanie Enders is leaving Innovate Edmonton for Amii; CompuVision has been named a top employer and one of Canada's best managed IT companies; and the survey...

Duration:00:06:28

February 4: Startup Edmonton launches 12-week pre-accelerator called Propel

2/4/2020
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Startup Edmonton has launched a new 12-week pre-accelerator program called Propel; the five finalists for the Startup TNT Investment Summit have been selected; the City has launched a survey to gather input on the new innovation entity; Accelerate Fund II talks about its investment in Smart Access; YEG Innovation Compass enters the next phase; and BioWare celebrates 25 years of game development.

Duration:00:06:03

January 28: First Startup TNT pitch night draws a crowd

1/28/2020
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: more than 100 people attended the first Startup TNT Pitch Night; DemoCamp Edmonton 48 featured seven demos; the City's Open Data Portal recently celebrated its 10th anniversary; Spontivly has officially launched its app; Jobber has been recognized as one of Canada's Best Workplaces for Inclusion; dealcloser has announced a partnership with Lawfecta.

Duration:00:05:35

January 21: Yardstick Assessments and ProctorU merge to form Meazure Learning

1/21/2020
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Yardstick Assessment Strategies is merging with ProctorU to form Meazure Learning; TIQ Software CEO Jason Suriano caused a stir with a thread about Alberta's absence from CES; the City has won a Smart 50 Award; ERIN has shared its funding proposal; G2V Optics has been selected to showcase at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit; and deacloser has been accepted into Microsoft for Startups.

Duration:00:06:29

January 14: Sprout Fund makes seed investment in SmartAccess

1/14/2020
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: SmartAccess has received a seed investment from Sprout Fund; ten members of the University of Alberta community and three members of their families were among the 176 people killed when Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crashed last week; GreenSky Capital has led a $1.25 million seed financing round in Direct-C Ltd.; EACOS has announced its new members for 2020; the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network held...

Duration:00:05:54

January 7: Provincial working group is exploring how to attract new investment in tech

1/7/2020
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: a provincial working group is exploring how to attract new investment in tech, Rewardful has acquired SalesCamp, Innovate Edmonton reflects on 2019, Growing Greener Innovations earns recognition as aconscious business, Nanolog Audio is at CES in Las Vegas, and TOKU Systems is hoping to increase sales in Asia.

Duration:00:05:57

December 17: Scope AR acquires WakingApp

12/17/2019
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Scope AR has acquired Tel Aviv, Israel-based WakingApp, City Council votes to create new innovation-focused entity, the University of Alberta's new Associate VP (Innovation) talks about the challenges ahead, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute launches two new programs, RUNWITHIT Synthetics is profiled, and dealcloser announces a new partnership.

Duration:00:06:48

December 10: Edmonton named most open city in Canada for fourth time

12/10/2019
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Edmonton has been named the most open city in Canada for the fourth straight time, Amii welcomes five new Canada CIFAR AI Chairs, the Alberta Innovation Corridor aims to create jobs, EACOS has shared its 2019 year-in-review, E-RIN is looking for input on programs and services, and ALIGN VR and ClickDishes have been selected to join the Canadian Digital Media Network's Soft Landing program.

Duration:00:06:09

December 3: Edmonton sees 26% increase in tech jobs over the past five years

12/3/2019
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Edmonton surgest by more than 10 points to crack the top ten in CBRE's latest Scoring Canadian Tech Talent report, Rainforest Summit attendees were challenged to take action to help improve the ecosystem, Emissions Reduction Alberta is funding a feasibility study on carbon capture and storage, and Cybera is accepting applications for the Data Science for Albertans program.

Duration:00:04:45

November 26: Scotiabank donates $1.25M to support AI research at the U of A

11/26/2019
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Scotiabank is donating $1.25 million across five years to fund the Scotiabank Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative in the University of Alberta’s Department of Computing Science, G2V Optics has raised a $1.875M seed round, Alberta Innovates is cutting 125 jobs, DrugBank has been accepted into CDL-West, Dr. Ray Muzyka has won the VCAA Rod Charko Service Award, and nine individuals have been selected to serve on...

Duration:00:06:21

November 19: Kindred AI donates robotic arm to help U of A students study reinforcement learning

11/19/2019
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Kindred AI has donated a robotic arm to the University of Alberta's department of computing science to help students get a sense of reinforcement learning, Martha White is featured in a new video on reinforcement learning, Pegasus Imagery has announced the Hyperion drone, PainWorth is a new injury claims support platform, ATB Financial has acquired the technology assets of Grow Technologies Inc., and Bits In Glass has...

Duration:00:04:03

November 12: Accelerate Fund II invests in G2V Optics

11/12/2019
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Accelerate Fund II has announced an investment in G2V Optics, CEO Tiffany Linke-Boyko is leaving Startup Edmonton after nine years, Jobber has been named to the Technology Fast 500, MEDO.ai has won an award at Falling Walls Venture, the 2019 Ember Award winners have been announced, and Scope AR has announced support for Microsoft HoloLens 2.

Duration:00:05:54

November 5: Provincial budget causes concern for tech community

11/5/2019
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the provincial budget has caused concern for the tech community, the results of the EEDC audit will go to Council on Friday, artificial intelligence could be Alberta's oilsands 2.0, AERIUM Analytics has partnered to advance the drone industry in Canada, a new steering committee for the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network is starting, a number of local innovators have been recognized as Top 40 Under 40 for 2019, and...

Duration:00:08:00

October 29: Tech and innovation celebrated during Edmonton Startup Week

10/29/2019
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: local startups, entrepreneurs, and innovative projects were celebrated last week during Edmonton Startup Week, the UCP government has eliminated five tax credit programs that supported tech, AirMarket Inc. is working with Telus to deploy drones, Snap Projections has been acquired by WealthBar, EACOS is recruiting, Honestdoor has expanded to Calgary, and applications are being accepted for the 2020 Edmonton Science...

Duration:00:05:52

October 22: Mover acquired by Microsoft

10/22/2019
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Mover has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount, Startup Edmonton announces a collaboration with Microsoft for Startups, Metabolomic Technologies Inc. has raised $4.2 million in Series A funding, Amii has partnered with Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation, and Visio Media has rebranded to Vertical City.

Duration:00:05:05

October 15: Launch Party 10 features ten innovation startups

10/15/2019
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
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
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
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