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.
Waterloo has a vital role to play. Our researchers 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.
- Mar. 1, 2018
We are pleased to announce that the inaugural co-Directors of Waterloo.ai have been chosen. They are Prof. Fakhri Karray of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Prof. Peter van Beek of the Cheriton School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Math.
- Feb. 16, 2018
The Government of Canada announced that it has selected SCALE.AI, the AI-powered supply chain consortium, as one of five winning industry-led proposals in its Innovation Superclusters Initiative.
Nearly 120 industrial partners, enabling organizations, and world-class research institutions have joined forces to create this innovation consortium under Canadian industry leadership. Altogether, partners have already committed $700 million in support of the ground-breaking initiative.
- Feb. 15, 2018
The University of Waterloo will be a key partner with leading Canadian companies and sectors chosen to help grow our country’s global competitiveness through significant investments in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced manufacturing.
As part of the Government of Canada’s $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Waterloo will take a leading research role in two of the five winning bids announced today. The effort will see researchers and innovators from Waterloo become key contributors in industry-led consortia.