A startup company that was co-founded by ECE alumnus Mike Matta has raised $16.3 million to continue growing and developing its business intelligence and surveillance video software.
Solink, one of the fastest-growing companies in Ottawa, synchronizes security video footage with information on sales transactions and analyzes the combined data using artificial intelligence (AI) to give retail business owners insight into their operations.
TORONTO — The weak link when it comes to partially-automated cars might be you. Humans aren’t good at paying attention when it feels like there’s nothing much to do, in part because we’re too quick to trust computers to do things for us.
That presents a safety problem for current Level 2 (partially-automated) vehicles that combine lane-centring steering and adaptive cruise control. While such systems — including Tesla’s Autopilot and similar tech from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Infiniti and others — likely help make cars safer, this technology is also introducing new dangers.