Welcome to Waterloo.AI

Why Should you Care About Data?

Waterloo.AI's Co-Director - Jimmy Lin, explains the importance of data in this episode of the "Back to the Classroom" video series.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the study of machines and software that exhibit intelligence, such as learning, reasoning, planning, problem-solving, predicting, and the use of language and vision. With the advent of big data, and driven by the explosion of computing capacity and speed, AI tools are being increasingly integrated into technological solutions that are central to our everyday life, business, society, and the environment.

Since launching in 2018, Waterloo.ai's multidisciplinary research teams have been collaborating with industry to develop intelligent systems in areas such as disease detection and treatment, understanding language and emotion, vehicle navigation, and ensuring fairness and equity in such systems.

Our projects are building tomorrow's intelligent systems today, translating industrial requirements into deployable AI. In years to come, we expect this investment to yield profound dividends for the economic prosperity and quality of life of people all around the world.

And we are just getting started.

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  1. Jan. 4, 2022Waterloo’s Master of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (MDSAI) Program

    Master of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (MDSAI)

    Since its inception in 2019, the MDSAI program has seen rapid growth in the number of applicants, from over 300 in 2019 to over 800 in 2020 and over 1000 in 2021.

    The program is jointly offered by the Cheriton School of Computer Science (CS), the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (S&AS), and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O), all in the Faculty of Mathematics.

  2. Dec. 20, 2021Wearable biosensors can help people with complex health conditions
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    Wearables can provide insight into patterns of health-related behaviour and disease symptoms

    By Media Relations

    Remote monitoring of health-related behaviour with wearable sensor technology is feasible for people with complex health conditions, shows a recent University of Waterloo study.

  3. Dec. 13, 2021Waterloo and NRC reaffirm partnership on future-facing technology
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    The National Research Council’s continued support for AI, IoT and cybersecurity will help position Canada as a global leader

    By Sam Toman University Relations

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