Welcome to Waterloo.ai

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change our lives – transforming how we work, how we travel, how we treat disease, how we communicate, and how we learn.

The Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute (Waterloo.ai) has a vital role to play. Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing intelligent systems that can detect cancer and heart disease, understand language and emotion, and navigate roadways and factory floors better than ever before. But we’re just getting started. Our constant focus on key technologies and on the foundational breakthroughs to make them a reality will accelerate AI innovation that benefits everyone, everywhere.

Waterloo’s track record of partnership with industry will allow us to deliver effective AI innovation for hundreds and thousands of businesses across Canada – a truly inclusive AI revolution. Canadian start-ups, Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and corporations will be able to pioneer new technologies in medical care, assistive devices, environmental monitoring, adaptive robotics, and autonomous driving.

Building on this expertise and experience, Waterloo is producing end-to-end AI solutions of immediate benefit to all Canadians. In years to come, we expect this research investment to yield profound dividends for the economic prosperity, wellbeing and quality of life of people all around the world. 

  1. Nov. 26, 2019Professor Fakhri Karray named IEEE Fellow

    ECE Professor, Fakhri Karray, has been named an IEEE Fellow.  He is being recognized for "Contributions to Intelligent Systems."

    IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

  2. Nov. 12, 2019University of Waterloo researchers use AI to help make advances in preventive health care

    They capture one of the most basic functions in the human body — blood flow through the arteries, and then back to the heart through the veins — but in a mind-blowingly sophisticated way.

  3. Nov. 7, 2019Awardees Announced for Bordeaux-Waterloo Research Grants in AI and Health

    Congratulations to AI Institute members Laura Middleton (AHS), Edith Law (Math), Anindya Sen (Arts), Plinio Morita (AHS), and Omar Ramahi (Engineering) on being awarded research grants from a fund established by the University of Waterloo and the University of Bordeaux to support collaborative projects between the two campuses. Several of the collaborative projects arose out of a workshop on AI and Health held at the University of Bordeaux in April of this year that was co-organized by Waterloo AI Institute and the University of Bordeaux.

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  1. Jan. 17, 2020Waterloo.ai Seminar: Ryan Smith on Emotion-cognition interactions as deep active inference

    Please join us for the next institute seminar on Friday, January 17 at 10:30am in DC 1302.

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