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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. 

  1. Nov. 8, 2018UWaterloo VIP Lab added to Partnership on AI Community

    10 new organizations have been added to the growing Partnership on AI community. The latest cohort of new members represents a diverse range of sectors, including media and telecommunications businesses, as well as civil rights organizations, academia, and research institutes. The Vision and Image Processing Lab at University of Waterloo is one of the new members.

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  2. Oct. 25, 2018Can a Canadian AI Startup Challenge Google in AutoML?

    Artificial intelligence has arrived at the point where most people know what it can do… but have no idea how it does it. The mere thought of building and training deep neural networks and algorithms is so daunting that many enterprises which could benefit from AI are reluctant to engage with the transformative tech.

    Google’s AutoML is creating a buzz among AI watchers and the “AI-building-AI” concept is now a hot industry topic — what could be more appealing than having this mysterious new tech actually build your models for you?

  3. Oct. 22, 2018Researchers develop offline speech recognition that’s 97% accurate

    Typically, deep learning approaches to voice recognition — systems that employ layers of neuron-mimicking mathematical functions to parse human speech — lean on powerful remote servers for bulk of processing.

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  1. Nov. 26, 2018 Trust modeling in multi-agent systems: a look back and a look ahead

    Location: Davis Centre Room 1302
    Post-seminar reception - 4:30 in the Davis Centre Fishbowl (DC 1301)

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