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December 3, 2018 – Communitech Tech Roundup

If there was a resounding takeaway from Communitech’s inaugural True North conference last May, it was this: People want technology to solve meaningful problems, not create new ones. With that in mind, Communitech announced the Leaders Prize at True North last month, which will award $1 million to a team that uses artificial intelligence to tackle problem of global significance. That problem will be laid out in detail at True North 2019 in June, and the prize – a partnership involving Communitech, the Schulich Foundation, the Leaders Fund and the University of Waterloo – will be awarded to the winning team a year later, at True North 2020.

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