Oct 26, 2020
There’s a new, faster way to train AI
The technique, called “less-than-one-shot learning,” can train an AI model to accurately identify more objects than the number it was trained on – a huge shift from the expensive, time-consuming process that currently requires thousands of examples of one object for an accurate identification.
Oct 22, 2020
New partnership brings Waterloo innovations to Japanese market
The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has partnered with Japanese accelerator Landing Pad Tokyo (LPT) to bring University of Waterloo developed technologies to the Japanese market.
Oct 21, 2020
Q and A with the experts: Environmental, Social, and Governance scores didn’t help stocks during COVID
Most people think that investing through an ESG lens will ensure that their stock holdings are more resistant to severe losses when the market crashs, like what has happened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recent research paper co-authored by Professor Elizabeth Demers, of the School of Accounting and Finance found that it may have been premature to conclude that ESG performance is an important resilience factor in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 market crash.
Oct 20, 2020
Study sheds light on the solitary life of male primates
A new study on primate behaviour sheds light on a previously little-known life stage of male mantled howler monkeys, adding to our knowledge of lone male behavioural ecology.
Oct 19, 2020
New laser imaging could precisely guide doctors during brain surgery
Researchers have taken an important step in the development of a microscope to precisely guide doctors during surgery to remove brain tumors